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Ipswich/Wherstead: Borough to object to wind turbine proposal

12:46 26 February 2014

A turbine at Kessinghland - a similar size to that proposed at Wherstead.

A turbine at Kessinghland - a similar size to that proposed at Wherstead.

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Ipswich council is to formally object to a proposal to build a 130-metre high wind turbine on land at Pannington Hall, Wherstead.

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The borough’s planning and development committee voted to oppose the turbine because of the effect it could have on properties in the south of the town.

A report from officers said they did not have enough information about the impact on the homes to make a recommendation.

However Labour councillor Richard Kirby, who represents Sprites, one of the wards nearest Pannington Hall, proposed that the borough should formally object on the grounds of visual intrusion.

The turbine would be in the Babergh district, and the decision by the borough is only advisory.

Babergh’s own planning committee will consider the application later in the year.

The turbine is being developed by energy company Partnerships for Renewables, and a spokesman said it was disappointed at the objection from the borough.

However it was heartened by the fact the officers said they were, in principal, in favour of renewable energy.

The company would look at all the representations and objections before the application was considered by Babergh planners in an attempt to ensure issues were addressed.

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9 comments

  • Anyone who objects just shouldn't be allowed electric... I bet they would stop moaning pretty quickly then!!

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    L9ghtjw003

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Sounds to me like one of the councillors has a home near here. Turbines rule. One day we British will catch up with the rest of the world. No wonder we are such a pitiful empire these days. We used to lead, now we roll over and whimper.

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    Lee Davies

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Put some traffic lights on it then they won't object!

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    Chris Church

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Fools! Of all the things to object to!

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    John Smith

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Fools! Of all the things to object to!

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    John Smith

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • ummm, if you lived next to ones the scale of kessingland you couldn't fail to notice them. As to all this garbage about not being a world leader, we lead the world in off-shore wind farms (the london array is the biggest off shore wind farm in the world) and off-shore is where turbines of this size should go. Its about time the councilgovernment clamped down on the energy profiteers who are just putting up everyones energy bills deploying vast turbines here and there with little regard for the locals or creating a sustainable scheme.

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    jakeb

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Fools! Of all the things to object to!

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    John Smith

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Sounds to me like one of the councillors has a home near here. Turbines rule. One day we British will catch up with the rest of the world. No wonder we are such a pitiful empire these days. We used to lead, now we roll over and whimper.

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    Lee Davies

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • does richard kirby walk round looking at the sky all the time [people would hardly notice it after a few months.]

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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