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13/04/2018

Appeal: Pair of private wind turbines could disrupt RAF radar 35km away

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RAF Wittering / Richard Humphrey

Plans for two 18m-tall wind turbines in the heart of the Fens have been refused because of their potential to cause disruption to a surveillance radar at RAF Wittering, an air force base 35km away.

LOCATIONRamsey, CambridgeshireAUTHORITYFenland District CouncilINSPECTORJonathan HockleyPROCEDUREWritten representationsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D0515/W/17/3176752The appeal concerned a small farm set in flat, open countryside east of Peterborough, between the settlements of Ramsey and Benwick. The application proposed the siting of two 18m-high wind turbines (26m to blade tip), to allow........
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