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Councillors’ decision due on Ford wind turbines

COUNCILLORS in Northumberland are set to give the go-ahead to two controversial bids for wind turbines.

COUNCILLORS in Northumberland are set to give the go-ahead to two controversial bids for wind turbines.

Northumberland County Council’s North area planning committee will tomorrow consider two applications for single turbines, with both recommended for approval despite opposition.

The first scheme is for a 37m engine on Brackenside Farm at Ford, near Berwick.

The application from John Barber, of R and J Barber Farms Ltd, is facing eight letters of objection from residents, as well as one from Lowick Parish Council.

Nineteen letters of support have been lodged. The second application is for a “small scale” 11kw Gaia turbine – 18.4m hub height and 25m to tip – at Unthank Blue House, Tweedmouth.

John Wookey’s application is being opposed by Ord Parish Council and three residents.

Again, residents cite visual impact and cumulative impact with other turbines in the area.

The committee meets at Alnwick council chamber on Clayport Street at 6pm.

 

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