People who like to go waking in the Peak District may be pleased to learn that plans for a large wind turbine have been turned down by the national park authority.
The plan was for it to be installed at a dairy farm near Ashbourne to power the facility, but its 48.4 metre (159 ft) height – just three metres less than that of Nelson’s Column – was deemed too tall for the national park.
One of the considerations was the prominence the installation would have from a nearby public right of way.
The authority supports green energy and wants to keep its farms “viable”, but evidently not all such schemes are suitable for a protected landscape.Follow @csabian
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