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Met mast proposal gets the green light  

Credit:  Berwick Advertiser | 12 May 2014 | www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk ~~

Plans to erect an anemometer mast close to the English and Scottish border have been approved.

The 50m tall mast will assess the potential suitability for turbines at Marshall Meadows Farm, north of Berwick.

The application was approved by Northumberland County Council’s planning and environment committee despite seven objections from residents on both sides of the border.

They are concerned that the met mast, which can be in place for up to three years, will be a precursor to wind turbines in the area.

Advance Renewables has already submitted a scoping report into the possibility of building two wind turbines, each up to 70m tall, on farmland between the A1 and main east coast railway line.

It says the turbines would generate enough electricity for 1,000 households and help meet the UK’s green energy targets.

Philip McCarthy, senior planning officer, said the mast would not have an unacceptable impact on the landscape, ecology or cultural heritage.

He concluded: “After considering the relevant planning policies, and the benefits of the scheme as well as any impacts, the proposal is considered to be acceptable in planning terms.”

Source:  Berwick Advertiser | 12 May 2014 | www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk

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