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East Yorkshire farmers withdraw wind turbine plans  

Credit:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 30 April 2012 ~~

Applications to build three wind turbines near an East Yorkshire cliff have been withdrawn.

A council planning meeting was due to discuss the proposals for Bempton Cliffs.

The applications for the three turbines had attracted objections from local residents and the Ministry of Defence.

The agents for one of the schemes said they had withdrawn the application “in order to examine matters raised by planning officers”.

Two of the turbines were to be 25m (82ft) high with the other 46m (150ft) high.

They were to be built on two separate farms and were intended to generate electricity for agricultural operations with any excess power being sold to the National Grid.

East Riding council officers had recommended the two schemes be rejected.

The plans were opposed by protest group Bempton Residents Against Windturbines Group.

David Hinde, from the group, said: “From the residents’ point of view, we see it as a victory in trying to protect the landscape and the village we live in.”

Mr Hinde claimed East Riding of Yorkshire Council had received more than 300 objections to the proposals.

A spokesman for Myriad CEG, agents for one of the landowners, said: “We are committed to overseeing the safe installation of wind turbines on appropriate sites across the UK in order to help our customers meet their local energy generation needs and help the country to meet its carbon reduction targets.”

The agent for the other farmer was unavailable for comment.

Source:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 30 April 2012

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