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Plans for a 35-metre-high wind turbine on a Silsden farm have been refused
1:40pm Friday 30th August 2013 in Keighley
Plans for a 35-metre-high wind turbine on a Silsden farm have been refused because it would “substantially detract” from the surrounding landscape.
Steven Turner had applied to site the turbine at Heights Farm in Heights Lane to help support the dairy farm business.
But Bradford Council officers have refused the application, saying the benefits didn’t outweigh the damage a turbine of that size would cause to the environment.
The refusal recognised the turbine would provide green energy, but adds: “We must balance the weight of these considerations against the substantial weight that must be attached to the visual harm to this sensitive and fragile upland landscape.
“The council will continue to promote and support renewable energy projects, but those proposals that bring a negative visual impact that outweighs the output of the development will continue to be resisted, in accordance with existing landscape protection policies.”
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