Marston Turbine

Marston Turbine Allowed at Appeal

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Grantham Journal

BLOT are disappointed by the non-action  taken by SKDC in regards to the flawed Marston appeal decision.

 

SKDC have concluded the Inspector “adequately interpreted the relevant policies and properly considered the applicable evidence” despite the High Court having quashed a recent decision by the same Inspector where he used the same flawed approach.

 

BLOT spent time and money consulting with legal experts and submitted proof the Marston decision should be challenged in the High Court action.

 

SKDC are refusing to share their legal advice with BLOT, considering it to be “privileged” information. The planning system prides itself on being open and transparent, yet BLOT are dismayed any explanation is being hidden, as to why SKDC, disagree with BLOT’s evidence.

 

SKDC planning officers recommended approval, yet elected members overwhelmingly refused the Marston turbine.  The developer appealed and an inadequate defence, for the written Inquiry, was submitted by the very same officer who approved the development in the first place.

 

BLOT believe this situation must never happen again and to defend contentious wind turbine appeals, following officer recommendation to approve, independent planning experts must be used.

 

BLOT are angered because SKDC are now leaving it to the local community or individuals to defend against an unsound planning decision and fight to protect cherished heritage assets.


 
BLOT rely on donations and the good will of its many supporters and do not have the money to take High Court.

 

BLOT are particularly concerned this unsound decision will create a precedent for the many future wind turbine applications in around the Vale of Belvoir.

 

Yew Tree Farms Appeal

  

An Appeal has been made to the Secretary of Stat against the decision of South Kesteven District Council to refuse to grant permission for the Green Lane Marston Turbine by Yew Tree Farms who own the parcel of land at Marston.

 

The appeal will be determined on the basis of written representation.  The procedure to be followed is set in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals)

(Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009.

  

BLOT  will be submitting a further document supporting South Kesteven's decision to refuse the planning application.

 

  

WE DID IT AGAIN!

The vote 14 to 2 against the proposal. 

  

Many thanks to all the letter writes,

over 100 letters were received

by

 

South Kesteven District Council from

local resident’s

objecting to the proposal.

An excellent result, thank you.

 

  

The professionals at SKDC had recommended approval for this application even though English Heritage and the National Trust opposed the application on Heritage grounds citing Belton Park  the Bellmount tower and included Marston and Foston Church. 

So we had our work cut out to get the professional's recommendation over turned, and I am delighted to say

we did it with your help!

  

So what happens next?

We wait and see if there will be an appeal.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Marston Wind Turbine Planning Application S12/2411 

 

 

The Marston Turbine planning application goes to the

 

Planning Committee Meeting

 

on Tuesday 23rd April 1pm

 

at South Kesteven District Council St Peters Hill Grantham

 

Professionals at South Kesteven District Council have recommend approval.

 

Please join us at the meeting to show us your support

and we will fight it together.

Thank you to all the letter writers, 73 letters have been received by SKDC. There is still time to write if you have not already done

 as long as it arrived by the 23rd April

 S12/2411/FULL

 

Application goes to Committee Date: 23-Apr-2013

Applicant Agent

Proposal

Location App Type Parish(es) Reason for

Referral to Committee

Recommendation

Summary

Key Issues


Yew Tree Farms C/o Agent

Amy Souter, Carter Jonas LLP Regent House, 13-15, Albert Street,

Harrogate, HG1 1JX

Wind turbine (500kw, hub height 50m, height to blade tip 74m and

rotor diameter 48m) and associated works

Land off Green Lane, Marston, Grantham

Full Planning Permission

Marston

This application has been referred to the committee at the request of the

local Member as it is considered to be locally controversial


 

Balancing the national and local planning policy position which is supportive of
renewable energy in principle against other impacts including landscape, heritage, ecology and noise/disturbance and other amenity issues.

Technical Documents Submitted with the Application

   •    Extended Phase I Habitat Report

   •    Design and Access Statement

   •    Turbine Specification

   •    Noise Impact Assessment

   •    Visualisations including ZTV

   •    Shadow Flicker Modelling

   •    Foundation data

   •    Access Roads and Crane Platform Specification

Full report can be found here:

http://moderngov.southkesteven.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=2864&T=10 application

Recommendation starts page 104. 

 

 

 

Further information has been submitted to South Kesteven District Council regarding the Wind Turbine application and can be found by clicking on the link below.

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2230&ApplicationNumber=S12/2411

   

The application is also below and if you would like to comment

your comments need to be in by 15th March

 Application information

Reference S12/2411
Location Land off Green Lane, Marston, Grantham
Proposal Wind turbine (500kw, hub height 50m, height to blade tip 74m and rotor diameter 48m) and associated works
Received on 05 December 2012
Type Full Planning Permission
Decision Not yet determined
Applicant Yew Tree Farms
Agent Carter Jonas LLP
  Comment on this application

  

Full documents below most of the amended documents

are at the botton of the list 

The following documents have been included with this application.

Additional Documents

AMENDED

 

Please see information below regarding a planning application that has been submitted to South Kesteven District Council for a Wind Turbine close to the Toll Bar Service Station at Marston. The proposed Marston Turbine is about one and a half miles from Foston and a mile from Marston. 

  

The Yellow Notice is on the Parish Council Notice Board in Foston and should be in up Marston.

To put a planning application in just before Christmas is a normal ploy for developers, they are hoping nobody will notice or not have any time to comment, please make time it is very important.

The deadline for comments is 4th Januray 2013

Click on the link below to go straight to the application

http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2230&ApplicationNumber=S12/2411

Then click on "comment on the application" and you can comment in a matter of minutes.

All you need to do is fill in your details and start your comments with "I strongly oppose this application".

Then pick the first issue numbered 1 and one or two of the other issues below and try to put them into your own words. Do not use all the issues and stick to the ones below because they are all legal planning considerations and house prices are not unfortunately so please do not waste time mentioning house prices.

I strongly oppose the planning application S12/2411/FULL/PWM?CON21 for a Wind Turbine hub height to blade tip 74 metres on land off green lane Marston because I am seriously concerned about the effect it will have on:

1. the setting of Heritage assets locally and in particular Foston's Church and the Bellmount Tower Belton which is visible from Foston and Marston as well as Belvoir Castle. 

 

2. the cumulative impact on the area with other similar developments locally including Allington and Hougham turbines.

3. the damage to landscape character, and visual impact of the village. This development would urbanise the landscape and the village would be defined and characterised by the turbine which would be visible from as far away as Newark and probably Lincoln.

 

4. the visual amenity of the village which is already becoming blighted by the Frinkley Farm Turbine Hougham and Allington turbines another one will increase the negative impact of the area.

5. the amenity of the local footpaths and bridleways that are dotted all over the area and used by locals as well as visitors from all over the country.

6. the impact on the environment,this turbines will require 228 tonnes of concrete for the foundation, together with tracks leading around the site. These would cause irreparable damage to the local eco-system. Surely of particular concern would be the effect on breeding game birds and birds of prey. There are also migrating birds that fly over and feed in this area.

Please keep in touch the website is being up-dated.

View planning application S12/2411

Application information

Reference S12/2411
Location Land off Green Lane, Marston, Grantham
Proposal Wind turbine (500kw, hub height 50m, height to blade tip 74m and rotor diameter 48m) and associated works
Received on 07 November 2012
Type Full Planning Permission
Decision Not yet determined
Applicant Yew Tree Farms
Agent Carter Jonas LLP
  Comment on this application

Documents

The following documents have been included with this application.

Additional Documents

Additional Documents

Decision notice

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