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Wind Farms Plans Rejected
7:01am 24th October 2014
Plans for eleven wind turbines in north Cornwall are rejected.
They would have been at Week St Mary - and stretched a 125m into the sky. That's twice the height of Eden's biomes.
But the council has said - no thanks.
Local Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson said: "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.
“I am also pleased that the Independent and Liberal Democrat administration running Cornwall Council is working on a strategic, Cornwall wide local plan which, once approved, will have weight in law and can be used to inform planning decisions about which parts of Cornwall are suitable for wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies. It is regrettable that the previous Conservative council failed to take this action.”
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