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Wind turbines taller than Big Ben approved at appeal for East Youlstone near Bude

By NDJPhilippa  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

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TWO 100 metre turbines can be erected on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty after planning permission was granted at appeal.

The Planning Inspectorate this week granted permission for the two turbines at East Youlstone, near Bude.

The turbines will be taller than Big Ben and will be 7km from Embury Beacon.

Torridge District Council refused the application in July last year but the developers behind the project Airvolution Energy Limited appealed the decision.

The planning inspector said in his report: “The National Planning Policy Framework indicates that great weight should be given to ‘conserving landscape and scenic beauty in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, given their highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty.

“I have already found that the proposal would not conflict with those objectives to a material degree.”

The inspector has made the condition that the turbines are erected within the next three years.

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  • flobberdob1  |  November 14 2012, 7:11PM

    Better to have windturbines than housing estates teeming with chavs .

  • sandman18  |  November 14 2012, 11:25AM

    David M H Rose BA (Hons) MRTPI looked at all the facts and the views of the people that will have to live by these two monstrosities and totally disregarded any of it as he has the last say and what he says goes!!. We now have around 80+ turbines working or in planning within a 15km radius of Bradworthy we will soon be able to call this area a "Wind Factory" and the rural quiet , peace and tranquility will be gone for ever. On my last journey out of the county I passed through the Cotswolds and did not see a single wind turbine not even a small farm type I suppose lots of MP's live there so they would not want to ruin their countryside would they? My counting of the money they take every month in subsidies and constraint payments(the money they get for not producing electricity) has now reached over the last 7 months over £320 Million pounds and that is only for an avergage performance of less than 25% so imagine how much it would be if they could achieve only 50% !! and more turbines are added every month so money that will be added to our electrcity bills will just keep on rising and they are guaranteed that for 25 years. We still need objection letters for the proposed 5 X 125m turbines at Meddon so if you can and feel "enough is enough" write to TDC the details are on our website http://tinyurl.com/96bxqsl please please do it before the whole of this beautifull corner of Devon is sacrificed in the name of GREED.

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