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04/11/2015

Appeal: DCLG backs Cumbria wind farm refusal

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The Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has supported an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for three 99-metre tall wind turbines close to a landfill site in Workington, Cumbria.

The scheme originally included four turbines, but was reduced to three by the appellant during the course of the appeal.

The main issue identified by inspector Jessica Graham and concurred with by the communities secretary was the visual impact of the proposal on the character and appearance of the landscape, nearby residences and public rights of way, and the cumulative impact of the pro.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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