MORE than 700 people have objected to plans to build a 72 metre high (236ft) wind turbine less than 1km from the Peak District National Park.
Dairy farmer Stuart Heath wants to build the 500KW turbine at Red Earth Farm, Rudyard, in order to provide electricity for his business and up to 472 other homes.
But planning officers at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have recommended Mr Heath’s application for refusal due to the visual impact on the rural environment and its possible effect on wildlife.
The other objection appears to be that the particular turbine of preference is a commercial one rather than domestic. So sod the carbon footprint.Follow @csabian