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Confusion as meeting to decide wind farm's future cancelled

An inspector was due to hear an appeal against the rejection by North Lincolnshire Council for a seven turbine plan for Flixborough Grange on Tuesday. But the planning inspectorate has said the matter now needs to go to a full public inquiry because of complicated issues and the number of people who were likely to come along. No date has been set.

Anappeal against the refusal of the Flixborough Grange wind farm has been cancelled at the last minute by the Planning Inspectorate.

An inspector was due to hear an appeal against the rejection by North Lincolnshire Council for a seven turbine plan for Flixborough Grange on Tuesday.

But the planning inspectorate has said the matter now needs to go to a full public inquiry because of complicated issues and the number of people who were likely to come along. No date has been set.

The appeal relates to the first application made by developer Ridgewind and not the second one thrown out by the planning committee of the council in February.

All sides have said they have been left confused by the decision, which is likely to lead to substantial delays and potentially high costs.

Campaign group Burton Against Turbines (BATs) have leafleted people living near the proposed site asking them to go to the Kingsway centre, Scunthorpe, and are keen to get out the cancellation information.

Spokesman Kev Gray said: "We cannot understand what is going on or how it could benefit anyone by going to a full public inquiry.

"It is just... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

AnĀ appeal against the refusal of the Flixborough Grange wind farm has been cancelled at the last minute by the Planning Inspectorate.

An inspector was due to hear an appeal against the rejection by North Lincolnshire Council for a seven turbine plan for Flixborough Grange on Tuesday.

But the planning inspectorate has said the matter now needs to go to a full public inquiry because of complicated issues and the number of people who were likely to come along. No date has been set.

The appeal relates to the first application made by developer Ridgewind and not the second one thrown out by the planning committee of the council in February.

All sides have said they have been left confused by the decision, which is likely to lead to substantial delays and potentially high costs.

Campaign group Burton Against Turbines (BATs) have leafleted people living near the proposed site asking them to go to the Kingsway centre, Scunthorpe, and are keen to get out the cancellation information.

Spokesman Kev Gray said: "We cannot understand what is going on or how it could benefit anyone by going to a full public inquiry.

"It is just going to take much longer and cost more money."

Ridgewind director Nigel Goodhew said: "We are confused at the decision which has been made literally at the last minute."


Source: http://www.thisisscunthorpe...

SEP 28 2009
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