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Planning inspector grants permission for two wind farms in West Norfolk  

Credit:  Lynn News, www.lynnnews.co.uk 24 May 2012 ~~

A planning inspector has today given the green light for two wind farms.

Robert Mellor has granted permission to E.On and Res to build 11 turbines on the outskirts of Bagthorpe and Stanhoe.

An appeal was held in February as both companies fought to overturn West Norfolk Council’s decision to refuse both projects planning permission.

RES wants to build six 126.5m turbines on land at Jack’s Lane, Barwick Road, near Stanhoe, while E.On is going to put up five 100m turbines on a site at Chiplow.

The projects were fought by Creake Action for Protecting the Environment (CAPE) and Against Turbines at Chiplow (ATAC), who also took part in the appeal at LynnSport.

In giving his reasons for granting permission, Mr Mellor said: “I conclude here on the evidence before me that the benefits of both appeal schemes clearly outweigh the individual and cumulative identified harm.”

The appeal looked at the potential impact on the landscape, heritage, nature and living conditions of nearby residents.

Mr Mellor states that the projects would not cause any harm to nearby historical sites and that impact of noise on nearby residents was not a reason for refusal.

He also adds on nature: “It is concluded overall that, whilst there would be some displacement of species and some risk of collisions between birds or bats and turbines, the harm would be small, and further reduced by mitigation.”

Source:  Lynn News, www.lynnnews.co.uk 24 May 2012

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