Turbine applications turned down by Torridge

09:28 24 January 2013

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Councillors turned down two separate applications at the planning committee meeting on Thursday.

TWO separate applications for wind turbines in Torridge were turned down by the district council’s planning committee on Thursday.

One application was for the creation of Dunsland Cross wind farm with three turbines between 95m and 100m at Brandis Corner near Holsworthy, and the other was for a 102m turbine at Alscott Farm in Shebbear.

The Dunsland Cross application, submitted by Bolsterstone Innovative Energy, received more than 150 letters of objection and concerns were raised by Ashwater, Shebbear and Halwill Parish Councils.

The application for the turbine at Alscott Farm has received more than 200 letters of objection, and more than 100 letters of support.

Penny Mills, chairman of Torridge’s Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) group, said she was delighted with the decisions.

She said: “The CPRE had objected to both applications because they were totally inappropriate.

“In the case of the 102m, 500kw turbine at Alscott, the sheer enormous physical size of this turbine was out of all proportion with the amount of power it would generate.

“There was no justification for a height of such magnitude, which would have huge impacts over such a wide unspoilt area.

“Regarding the wind farm, this is the second time a wind farm proposal has been submitted and refused at this site at Dunsland Cross, Brandis Corner.

“Because of the close proximity to dwellings, to their amenity and the environment, the impact on wildlife and the adjoining SSSI, it really just is not the right place for a wind farm and we are so glad that the committee agreed.”

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