Wind turbine plan blown out

A controversial plan to erect a wind turbine in a village has been rejected by councillors.

The application to install the 284ft turbine and substation on land by High Elms Lane in Benington was recommended for approval by officers at East Herts Council. But last night (Wednesday) councillors on the authority’s Development Control Committee threw it out.

It is a second blow to applicant Andrew Bott who unsuccessfully applied for planning permission for three larger turbines in 2009.

A poll in the village last month showed the majority of villagers were against the plan which would have fed energy into the national grid.

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