News Flash – Secretary of State refuses planning permission for the Spring Farm Ridge Wind Farm


How the wind farm turbines would have appeared from the Barrow Hill footpath

It will be recalled that the second public inquiry into the proposed Spring Farm Ridge Windfarm took place in October 2013. Normally, the Inspector who presides at the inquiry is delegated to make the decision but in this case, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, announced that he would be making the decision for himself. It was announced this morning (23.12.2014) that the Secretary of State had decided to dismiss the appeal by Broadview Energy Limited and refuse planning permission for the turbines. The company has six weeks in which to consider whether to challenge this decision in the High Court.

See here for the Secretary of State’s decision letter.


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