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20/05/2016

Appeal: Community concerns addressed in York wind turbine approval

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to allow a single turbine and ancillary works to be erected in North Newbald, York. The appeal was recovered because it relates to a proposal that raises "important or novel issues of development control and/or legal difficulties".

Clark found that the proposal would comply with the development plan as the turbine would be screened from view by existing vegetation and the rolling landform. He also found that the cumulative impact of the turbine with existing wind developments at Sancton Hill, Sober Hill and Wrangmandale would be negligible.The secretary of state gave great weight to the scheme’s compliance with his........
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