Council approval for three more wind turbines
Council grants planning permission for trio of developments.
THREE separate planning applications for wind turbines have been approved by Torridge District Council.
The applications, each for three single turbines between 34.2 and 34.3 metres in height on farmland across the district, were determined by members on Thursday.
All three applicants said they were hoping to make their farms sustainable and combat rising electricity bills. Two of the three applicants also said that their electrical spending was in excess of �10,000 a year.
The first turbine was proposed for West and East Ash Farm, Frithelstock; one turbine was applied for at Westcott Farm, Sutcombe; and the third turbine was proposed for New Loatmead Farm, Bradworthy.
A further application for a 34.2 metre single turbine at Little Dowland, Bradworthy, was deferred by the committee until the next meeting.
Residents who spoke opposing the turbines at the meeting were concerned over noise levels, impact to the landscape and a growing number of similar applications in the system.
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