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10/08/2017

Appeal: Javid approves more wind turbines on Isle of Sheppey

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Sajid Javid has granted permission for four further wind turbines on the Isle of Sheppey, northern Kent, ruling that their harm to the landscape would be considerably reduced by grouping them next to an existing wind farm.

The proposal, originally submitted in December 2013, sought permission for four wind turbines of up to 126.5m in height. Inspector Paul Griffiths found in his report that there would be no significantly harmful impact on the landscape, because the new turbines would be grouped together with the area's existing wind farm, adding to an "already dominant cluster".

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