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Appeal: Flurry of rejections for single wind turbines


Seven applications for single wind turbines were rejected yesterday (28 September 2015) on grounds ranging from the effects on the openness of the green belt to the impact on the visual amenity of local listed buildings.

Applications were refused for sites in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Suffolk, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.All reporting inspectors gave additional weight to secretary Greg Clark’s Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) of 18 June 2015, which outlined new considerations for proposed wind energy developments. The WMS seeks to ensure that proposed development sites are suitable in line with........
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