Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Turbine Rejected

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Turbine Rejected

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Byline: SANDY McKENZIE

A DECISION to refuse planning consent for a wind turbine in East Cleveland has been upheld by a Government inspector.

An appeal against the refusal of consent by Redcar and Cleveland Council's for the wind turbine at Greenhills Farm, Lingdale, has been dismissed.

Councillor Steve Kay has welcomed the decision.

He told the Gazette: "I am delighted the inspector has supported the planning committee's decision to reject the application for this monstrous wind turbine, which would have stood at almost 300 feet high.

"It would have been a blot on the landscape and intolerable for the residents of nearby Kilton Thorpe. It is heartening the inspector has put the interests of residents above those of developers.

"I never thought Kilton Lane was suitable for all the construction traffic. It is too narrow and winding.

"This decision restores one's faith in democracy."

"I hope we have now sent out a message loud and clear: We do not want large wind turbines in East Cleveland, so near to habitations and the National Park," he said. …

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