'Robust landscape can take turbines': Controversial wind farm set to get nod
September 20, 2010
in This is Hull and East Riding
Plans for controversial wind turbines twice the height of Beverley Minster look set to be given the green light in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Cornwall Light and Power's proposal to build five 100-metre-high (328ft) turbines on land east of Sancton Hill, near Market Weighton, was turned down in March last year.
The main reason was concern about their visual impact.
But since then permission for another previously-rejected development, for six similar-sized turbines at neighbouring Sober Hill, has been granted by central government on appeal.
The Sancton Hill application is back on the agenda at Thursday's East Riding Council planning meeting.
Cornwall says the turbines would... [continue via Web link]