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15/03/2016

Appeal: Landscape impact sees Staffordshire wind turbines rejected

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for two 500 kilowatt wind turbines at Haunton Manor Farm in Staffordshire, after agreeing with an inspector’s assessment that the turbines would have an unacceptable adverse impact on the surrounding area and a local listed building.

Inspector Anthony Thickett noted that the impact of turbines on the visual amenity of the landscape was unlikely to be significant in long-distance views, but did not share the appellant’s view that in its immediate surroundings the site had the capacity to absorb the turbines without adverse effects.

Clark agreed that the turbines’ height and appearance would cause them to stand out .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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