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Call to reject advice on windfarms 

A windfarm objector is encouraging Tynedale councillors to reject the advice of their own officials.

The council’s development control committee is being asked for its views on Amec’s planning application to install 16 wind turbines in the Kirkwhelpington area.

Tynedale’s planners have advised councillors there are no grounds for objection to the application, which is currently under consideration by the Department for Trade and Industry.

That is on the proviso that proposals for a further four turbines near the famous Wanney Crags are withdrawn, as recommended in an independent environmental survey carried out by the Arup consultancy.

Campaigner Peter Bennet, who lives near the Wanney Crags, welcomed the news that plans for those four turbines were likely to be withdrawn, but he encouraged Tynedale councillors to use their own judgement with regard to the rest.

He said: “How can they not lodge an objection when so many others, who they represent, have objected?

“Northumberland National Park, the RSPB, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Newcastle Airport, among others, are against this, as well as over 150 residents.”

Tynedale Council’s development control committee will consider the matter on Wednesday.

By Helen Compson

hexham-courant.co.uk

16 March 2007

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