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09/01/2018

Appeal: Setting of country house outweighs benefits of wind turbine

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Barningham Park / Stanley Howe

In a ‘finely balanced’ decision, an inspector has refused permission for a 35-metre wind turbine that would save 52 tonnes of carbon emissions each year because it would harm the setting of the grade II* listed Barningham House.

The appeal relates to a parcel of land in open countryside between the rural villages of Newsham and Barningham, in North Yorkshire. Permission has already been granted for an agricultural building to support a small agricultural operation on the site. The present proposal sought permission to erect a single wind turbine, to meet the needs of the smallholding, exporting surplus power to........
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