Ministers snub calls for new wind turbine rules
There is currently no set minimum limit on how close wind turbines can be built to homes, roads and public rights of way. Last September, a Government planning inspector allowed an appeal to build five turbines at Spalding airfield, near Howden.
One of the turbines at the site will stand just 750m from the nearest residential property.
At the same time, the inspector also rejected a separate seven- turbine scheme for another site at Spaldington after claiming it would create an "unpleasant, overwhelming and oppressive" outlook for people living nearby.
The inspector's decisions prompted Howdenshire ward councillor Paul Robinson to move a full council motion asking the Government... read more
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