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27/01/2016

Appeal: Clark rules wind turbines harmful to heritage assets

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has allowed the erection of two temporary anemometer masts, but dismissed the erection of four wind turbines near Torr Works Quarry in Somerset, after finding that the turbines would unacceptably harm the setting of several heritage assets.

Reporting inspector Neil Pope noted that Torr Works Quarry is “of local, regional and national significance” and is a “strategically important” quarry. The proposal’s ability to provide energy to the quarry from a renewable source, reducing the operating costs at Torr Works and potentially assisting the appellant in developing a business case for investment in the quarry, weighed in i.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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