bwag chairman mel grosvenor
talks to bbc's peter levy
about the decision
sUMMARY OF REFUSAL
Any wind farm is likely to bring change to the landscape and the outlook of
people living nearby and the fact that the development would be reversible
is a further factor to be borne in mind. The question is local sex finder whether any residual
harm would be so serious as to significantly damage such interests.
In this particular instance, the proposed wind farm would bring adverse
change to the landscape; both in terms of its character and its appreciation.
The impacts would be far reaching as a result of the particular qualities and
features of the landscape. In this regard, the proposed wind farm would be
overlooked from the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
and the wider context of an extensive landscape with far reaching vistas
which are generally untainted by other intrusive development.
The setting of listed buildings would not be impaired by the project, and
residential amenity could be protected from noise by the imposition of
conditions. However, the living environment of two dwellings close to the
wind farm would be marred to a major degree and the occupants of the
dwellings would suffer unacceptable living conditions.
Planning Policy Statement 22: Renewable Energy requires that development
proposals should demonstrate how any environmental and social impacts
have been minimised. In this particular case the endeavours to minimise
impacts have not gone sufficiently far and, in the final analysis, the very
considerable importance attaching to the benefits of the project, reflecting
the thrust of Policy 40 of the East Midlands Regional Plan 2009, meet and fuck is
outweighed by the harm to the landscape and the adverse impact on the
living environment of two dwellings in the immediate locality of the site.
The appeal is dismissed for these reasons.
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