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Plans for massive wind farm rejected  

Credit:  Western Morning News | October 23, 2014 | www.westernmorningnews.co.uk ~~

A bid to build 11 turbines – almost 400ft to blade tip in height (125m) – on farmland in North Cornwall have been rejected by planners.

Good Energy tabled the proposals for land near Week St Mary in North Cornwall.

But its controversial application, which stirred major opposition, was today turned down by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee.

North Cornwall Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson welcomed the outcome saying: “Whilst I don’t have a say over planning decisions, I have been raising local people’s concerns with Cornwall Council planners and urged them to listen to the people living near the site rather than comments from those living hundreds of miles away.

“Local Cornwall councillors, who are properly elected to make planning decisions, have listened to all the evidence and have decided to reject this application.

“This sends a clear message to the developer Good Energy that, after careful consideration and based on the legal planning considerations, a judgement was made by those elected to represent local people that the plans were not appropriate.

“It has been hugely reassuring to know that my Lib Dem colleague Nicky Chopak, the Cornwall councillor for the area, has been listening to and representing local people’s views on this matter.

“I’d like to thank both Nicky and Week St Mary Parish Council who have put in a huge amount of work over the past few months on this very significant issue for the local community.”

Source:  Western Morning News | October 23, 2014 | www.westernmorningnews.co.uk

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