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Wind Farm Inquiry Day 11 PM  

Significant harm would be caused to some of the most cherished landscapes of North England if the Middlemoor wind farm proposals are approved, say Alnwick District Council.

The policy and landscape work npower refer to in support of their proposal was referred to as “nothing more than a house of cards which would not withstand a turn from a single turbine” by Alnwick District Council.

In their closing statements to the inquiry Alnwick District Council stated: “There is literally no unambiguous and unequivocal policy support for the scale of wind energy development proposed.”

Paul Tucker, advocate for the council referred to a number of local and national policy in rejection of the proposal from npower to build the 18 turbines at 125m high.

Mr Tucker added that together with Wandylaw, the development would more than total the number of turbines specified for the whole area in the regional spatial strategy.

He added: “Alnwick District Council do not invite rejection of wind energy in principle but consider this proposal ill judged and harmful. Its effects will be felt for years to come and over many miles of Northumberland.

“To allow this consent would, it is respectfully submitted, compromise a downright poor planning decision and it is to be hoped that the Secretary of State will be sufficiently courageous to send this proposal back to the drawing board from whence it came.”

The inquiry also heard statements of objection and support from members of the local community.

By Helen Woods

Northumberland Gazette

29 November 2007

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