PLANS for a wind turbine in Thurgoland have been rejected - days after an application for a similar structure in Penistone was submitted.

Members of Barnsley Council's planning board voted to refuse proposals for an 18-metre turbine on Cheese Bottom Farm, off Thurgoland Bank, on Tuesday.

Council officers recommended the structure be refused because the turbine would be an 'alien feature' to the landscape and the energy output would be very small.

The rejection follows the submission of plans for a 35-metre turbine on land at Mossley House Farm, Mossley Road, Penistone, which will now be considered by the council.

Cllr Robert Barnard has objected to the Penistone turbine for a number of reasons, including visual impact, risk of structural failure and noise and infra-sound.

Objections need to be submitted to the council by Tuesday April 9.