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Turbine will be built as decision is overturned

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

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A COUNCIL’S decision to refuse an application to build a 46-metre high wind turbine in East Staffordshire been overturned on appeal.

The borough council had turned down a bid to install the turbine in rural Newborough over fears it would impact on people living nearby.

But planning inspector Philip Asquith disagreed with that view.

His report said: “The council states the proposal could have an unacceptable effect on the amenities enjoyed by the occupiers of nearby dwellings through increased noise and disturbance. It has not, however, provided any evidence to substantiate this view.”

Mr Asquith also said the turbine, to be built at Dunsfield Farm, in Thorney Lane, would provide enough electricity to serve 42 homes each year.”

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