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Inspector to have final say on turbine
1:35pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
A government inspector will decide whether Bradford Council was justified in refusing a 25 metre high wind turbine in Laycock.
The turbine, planned for land near Tarn Lane, was refused in July by planning officers who said it would harm the openness of the Greenbelt land and would spoil views from nearby Keighley Tarn.
Now the applicant, Mr Walker, has appealed the decision. He says that Greenbelt policies are out of date and don’t take into account climate change, and accuses the council of having a “confused” stance on turbines.
Despite the council’s concerns, the appeal says the turbine “Is not in close proximity to a sensitive settlement or culturally important place of public access.”
A planning inspector will decide on the application in the coming months.