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Olympic Park Design Wind Turbine Feasibility Report

The East Marsh site, to be used as a temporary coach park during Games, also contains two feasible locations for a further turbine (only one turbine is possible due to limitations on turbine proximity with respect to other turbines), subject to flood risk assessment. Figure 2 shows a constraints diagram for this area produced by Ecotricity. BH/EDAW have identified two specific locations within this area which are suitable for wind turbines
based on the planned Legacy use.
[Figure 2 – Feasible turbine locations on East Marsh]
The location of a wind turbine on East Marsh is likely to be more contentious than the Eton Manor site as, although it is further from dwellings, it would affect the landscape character of Hackney Marshes in a more direct manner. Additionally this site is designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA). There are 287 of these sites in the UK. Early consultation with RSPB and other stakeholders as well as a full programme of bird monitoring will be required.

Above is an excerpt from Section 4 - Further Turbines from Olympic Park Design Wind Turbine Feasibility Report Revision 01 November 2006 © Buro Happold Limited (Page 11 of 25). It shows that the possibilty for a second turbine on East Marsh was under consideration prior to the 2007 Planning Application which featured only the single turbine on the 'Eton Manor' site.


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