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Agreements must be met  

A Planning application has been submitted for a 14-wind turbine site in Whitgift.

The application for the south bank of the River Ouse has been submitted by the Co-op Group to East Riding Council.

The proposal is to erect 110-metre high (360ft) turbines at Pasture Farm in the village.

The recommendation from planning officers at East Riding Council is for the application to be deferred while several agreements are met.

The officers state if the following points are met, they would recommend the application for approval:

The applicants must outline how they will deal with any interference to television and radio reception.

They must set up a community liaison forum.

They must provide resources for tree planting in the area.

They must set up a community fund for local facilities and initiatives of environmental and educational benefit.

They must assure the financial security for the restoration of the site after the 25-year life span of the wind farm.

The proposals have been objected to by the parish councils of Twin Rivers, Reedness and Swinefleet, together with Snaith and Cowick Town Council.

Twin Rivers Council claims the proposals would put residents and wildlife in “great jeopardy”.

In its submission to East Riding Council, it states: “The proposal would put a ring of steel around the whole area and affect not only the wildlife, but the quality of life for residents. It would also affect noise levels and house prices.”

A spokesman for East Riding Council said no comment could be made on a application that is still in the planning process.

East Riding Mail

28 March 2008

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