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Thurgoland Turbine Rejected

Thursday April 4 2013

Turbine rejected Turbine rejected

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.

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Reply Posted by mick on Thursday April 4 2013 at 21:48
Put em all in the west of Barnsley . Then all you NIMBI'S can carry on enjoying your unspoilt views .My bet is the Cllr Robert Barnard lived near by too .Talk about looking after your own self interests.

Reply Posted by Brian on Thursday April 4 2013 at 23:09
Quite simply we should be building more power stations and forget about wind turbines which are an inefficient blot on the landscape

Reply Posted by Grim on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 16:08
As I guessed, no wind turbines or blots on the landscape or industrial estates across in Penistone or Thurgoland but Great Houghton gets them and Goldthorpe gets crappy industrial units.

Barnsley council is just so predictable. Keep raping one side of barnsley and lets look after the other.