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01/03/2014

High Court strikes out North Norfolk turbine appeal

A wind turbine in a rural area - The High Court has overturned an appeal to build a wind turbine in “unspoilt landscape” in Norfolk.

The High Court has overturned an appeal to build a wind turbine in “unspoilt landscape” in Norfolk.

North Norfolk District Council rejected the 86.5-metre turbine at Pond Farm in August 2012 after it received 1,400 objections, but the scheme was approved on appeal last year.
 
The turbine was to be sited near Cromer Ridge, one of the highest points in the county, with nearby listed buildings including Barningham Hall and Baconsthorpe Castle.
 
The High Court ruled that the planning inspector had not complied with requirements under the Planning Act to pay special regard to the desirability of preserving the settings of listed buildings.

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