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01/07/2016

Appeal: Clark overturns wind farm approval owing to heritage impacts

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St Michael's Church

Communities secretary Greg Clark has overturned an inspector’s decision to grant permission for four wind turbines in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, after ruling the impact of the scheme on a Grade II listed church to be unacceptable.

Clark largely agreed with inspector Graham Dudley’s assessment that the historic settings of a number of local heritage assets would be preserved. He further agreed that the significance of the Church of St Michael in Cotham would amount to a “less than substantial” level of harm, but that there would be some impact on the way the asset is appreciated from public footpaths. As such Clark .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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