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Opposition to Palgrave turbine plan

PUBLISHED: 13:39 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 20:24 01 August 2010

A parish council has voiced its opposition to plans for a wind turbine that would help provide renewable energy for a village hall on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

A parish council has voiced its opposition to plans for a wind turbine that would help provide renewable energy for a village hall on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

The Palgrave Community Council submitted proposals for the mast at the community centre, near Diss, last month, despite missing out on funding from a regional carbon cutting competition last year.

But the project off Rose Lane, which would help slash the village hall's electricity bill, has been met with concern from Palgrave Parish Council.

Around 70 villagers attended a parish meeting this week to discuss the application, which has been recommended for refusal by parish councillors.

Anne Coates, parish clerk, said councillors were concerned about the proposed “inappropriate” position on the community centre's playing field. She added that the parish council objected to the potential noise and visual impact to residents and the “detrimental” impact on the landscape and conservation area.

“The parish council has objected to wind turbines in this location. They support green power, but an improved location would be better,” she said.

The proposed wind turbine, which would be 24m high at its tip, would cost in the region of £55,000. The community council missed out on a funding bid from the East of England Development Agency last year.

Applicant John Kilgannon previously said that the plans would be 120m away from the nearest homes and the two blade mast would be as intrusive as a telegraph pole.

Mid Suffolk District Council is set to determine the application later this summer.


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