Third wind farm for Dengie is granted on appeal

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Grange Wind Farm in Lincolnshire, which has seven turbines of similar height to those that will be installed at Turncole Farm. Photo by Chris Whitehead. The Grange Wind Farm in Lincolnshire, which has seven turbines of similar height to those that will be installed at Turncole Farm. Photo by Chris Whitehead.

A decision to allow a third wind farm to be built on appeal has been branded “utterly disgraceful.”

Maldon District Council had refused planning permission for the Turncole Farm site between Southminster and Burnham in October 2011.

Developer RES appealed and planning inspector, John Woodcock, held a public inquiry last April.

But the final decision fell to Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who announced last week he agreed with Mr Woodcock’s recommendation to approve seven turbines, each up to 126.5m in height.

Windfarms at Middlewick in Southminster and Hockley Farm in Bradwell were also granted on appeal in the past few years.

Full story in this week's Burnham Standard.

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2:09pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Excellent news; nothing wrong with wind farms. Too many NIMBYs in the world!
Excellent news; nothing wrong with wind farms. Too many NIMBYs in the world! Jack222

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