This Appeal Decision prepared by Robin Brooks BA (Hons) MRTPI an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government provides detailed arguments on why the appeal was denied. Several categories of interest are covered including these main issues:
(i) The contribution that the proposal would make to achieving regional and national targets for renewable energy generation, bearing in mind national
(ii) Impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding landscape including Brent Knoll, and the eponymous village and its setting.
(iii) Effects on the living conditions of local residents, particularly in terms of possible visual intrusion, noise and shadow flicker.
(iv) Effects on the settings of local listed buildings, notably St Michael's Church, Brent Knoll, and of the scheduled ancient monument, Brent Knoll Hill Fort.