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Rushy Mead wind farm plan thrown out  

Credit:  www.getwokingham.co.uk 28 April 2011 ~~

Plans for four wind turbines on land between Arborfield and Lower Earley were thrown out by planning bosses last night.

Wokingham Borough Council’s planning committee rejected the bid from Partnerships for Renewables and the University of Reading on the grounds the wind farm would have a substantial impact on the landscape, character of the site and surrounding areas.

Members of Householders Against Rushy Mead (HARM) and residents watched as councillors debated the scheme at the council’s civic offices in Shute End.

The plan had been earmarked for refusal.

Partnerships for Renewables and the university have been working on the project for several years and had a temporary turbine on the site to measure the suitability of the site for capturing wind energy.

However, councillors decided last night the scale of the 130 metre permanent wind turbines would have too much of an impact on local homes.

Source:  www.getwokingham.co.uk 28 April 2011

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