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Turbine planned between villages Kingsley and Kingsley Holt

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

Turbine planned between villages Kingsley and Kingsley Holt
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A PUBLIC meeting has been arranged for tonight, Wednesday, February 5, following a planning application being put forward to erect a wind turbine on land sited between two villages.

An application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council by Urban Wind Ltd to erect the turbine at High View Farm, Holt Lane, Kingsley Holt.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of the applicants states that the turbine would be 34.4 metres (112 feet) to blade tip in height.

It would be erected in an agricultural field and the statement adds that the site is covered by a Special Landscape Area designation.

Parish councillor Ken Unwin said: "While accepting that there are arguments to be made in favour of renewable energy sources, these need to be proportionate and in keeping with the local environment.

"The proposed application is for a very large industrial sized wind turbine, having a total height of 34.4 metres, which will inevitable have a very significant visual impact from all around the area, a clearly audible level of constant noise pollution and a negative impact on the local environment.

"In short the proposed turbine is of an industrial size sited in an agricultural field only 200 metres from the villages of Kingsley Holt and Kingsley.

"Its proposed siting is wholly unsuitable and should be opposed most vigorously."

Further details of the application are available on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website.

The public meeting has been arranged at Kingsley Holt Chapel meeting room at 7.00pm. Anyone wishing to comment on the application should write to the planning office at the district council by February 13 at the latest.

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