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Appeal: Javid refuses South Devon wind turbine


Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision and refused permission for a single wind turbine at a farm in Kingsbridge, within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Javid agreed with inspector Ken Barton that there is a relative absence of built structures in the landscape surrounding Winslade Farm, such that the introduction of a turbine of this height (24.6 metres) would be detrimental to the character of the Salcombe Estuary Landscape Character Area. He concurred that it would be an alien element in predominantly agricultural surroundings and would be........
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