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30/09/2015

Appeal: Clark supports refusal of Wakefield wind turbines plan

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Greg Clark

Secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s rejection of a development of two wind turbines in Wakefield on grounds that it would harm the openness of the green belt, and that planning impacts identified by local communities had not been addressed.

Clark gave consideration to his Written Ministerial Statement of 18 June 2015, which seeks to give local residents the last say on wind power developments.Inspector Clive Nield noted that the main issue for Kirklees Council in its initial refusal was the impact of the development on the visual amenity of the area.Nield ruled that issues identified by affected local communities about the impact........
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