Planning application number: 15/0660
Site address: SOUTHERNBY HALL HESKET NEWMARKET WIGTON CA7 8JA
Description: Installation of a single medium scale wind turbine measuring 45m to blade tip with associated infrastructure and access track.
Decision date: 16 September 2015
Decision type: Full Refusal
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Decision level/committee: Delegated
Conditions / reason for refusal: 1) The proposed turbine, by virtue of its scale, incongruous appearance and prominent siting in attractive open countryside, would have a significant adverse and unacceptable level of harm on the character of the landscape and the visual amenity of the area contrary to Saved Policy of the Eden Local plan (1996) NE1: Development in the open countryside, Eden Core Strategy policies CS18 and CS20 and National Planning Policy 11: Conserving and enhancing the natural environment.

2) The proposal has failed to address the planning impacts identified by affected local communities and fails to have their backing contrary to the Written Statement made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Greg Clark) on 18 June 2015 and also National Planning Practice Guidance.

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