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Kingsley turbine application withdrawn

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 07, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

Pictured are members of the action group are pictured with the banner they have had produced next to the field where the turbine was proposed.

Pictured are members of the action group are pictured with the banner they have had produced next to the field where the turbine was proposed.

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PLANS to erect a 34.4 metre (112 feet) wind turbine at a site situated between two villages has been withdrawn.

The planning application which was submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council by Urban Wind Ltd on land at High View Farm, Kingsley Holt, has been met with fierce objections and anger by local residents.

A public meeting has already been held and more than 600 letters of objections have been forwarded to the district council's planning department concerning the proposal.

At the last meeting of Kingsley Parish Council the clerk was also instructed to write a letter in the strongest terms to the planning department at the district council objecting to the proposal. The parish council also agreed to write to neighbouring town and parish councils for support as felt it would also effect residents from several communities.

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Parish councillor Ken Unwin said: "Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's planning office have now received more than 600 letters from local residents opposed to this planning application. The planning officer, planning committee and the applicants, Urban Wind Ltd, can have no doubt that the local residents of Kingsley Holt, Kingsley and the wider area want no truck with this wind turbine whatsoever.

"I would like to thank all the local people who have supported us with this issue. The withdrawal of this planning application is great news for the whole area."

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