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Council backs wind farm proposals

Plans for a wind farm have been approved by Rotherham Council - despite a lengthy campaign against the proposals.

Councillors have given permission for six turbines to be constructed at Penny Hill in Ulley, South Yorkshire.

Protesters had claimed that the 132m high turbines would ruin a green belt landscape, harm wildlife, devalue nearby properties, as well as distract drivers on the nearby M1 and M18 motorways.

However, the officer’s report which recommended the approval said: “The proximity of the motorways and moving traffic and associated infrastructure in the vicinity of the site gives the landscape a less than tranquil feel, and is considered to be of medium sensitivity to wind farm development when considered in the national and regional context.”

The report did agree that views from 174 properties would be substantially adversely affected by the scheme.

Councillors voted eight to two in favour of the proposals which had been submitted by Banks Developments.

Banks say the development will supply around 10% of Rotherham’s electricity requirements.

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