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Appeal: Wind turbine could increase pink-footed goose mortality rate

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An inspector has blocked plans for a 58 metre wind turbine near the Humber Estuary that could provide electricity for up to 131 homes per year, taking a 'precautionary approach' in light of nearby protected bird habitats.

The appeal relates to land around 2km away from the Humber Estuary SPA (special protection area). The area is designated as being of international importance as a habitat for a number of protected species, including 150,000 waterbirds.

The appellant sought temporary permission for a single wind turbine measuring 58m from ground to blade tip, with associated infrastructure including an acc.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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