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Campaigners win battle against West Huntspill wind farm  

Credit:  By Joe Dempsey | This is The West Country | 26th February 2014 | www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk ~~

Campaigners fighting against plans to build a wind farm in West Huntspill have won after the plans were thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.

An application by Ecotricity for four 120m turbines on land south of Poplar Farm, known as Black Ditch, was rejected by Sedgemoor councillors last April.

Ecotricity appealed against the decision but today had their appeal rejected by the Planning Inspectorate.

Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP for Bridgwater, said: “It’s very good news indeed because it’s the right decision.

“It was in a ridiculous place and local people quite rightly have had their say. It’s a job well done and congratulations to all those people for keeping up the fight.”

Ecotricity have six weeks to make a High Court challenge against the Secretary of State’s decision if they feel sufficiently aggrieved and have valid grounds to do so.

Source:  By Joe Dempsey | This is The West Country | 26th February 2014 | www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk

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