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Seven turbines over 410 ft to blade tip. Higher than cooling towers.
Nearest turbine only 575m from homes.
Predicted 40dB of noise at nearest homes. Know to cause complaints at other sites.
Close to Hambleton, Wistow and Thorpe Willoughby.
Visible from Cawood, Selby, Monk Fryston, Wistow Sherburn and out to 24km.
Would dominate the open space between Selby and Sherburn.
2008 - Information about the proposal revealed.
2009 - Planning application made - but found to be incomplete
2013 - January - Application refused by Selby District Council
2013 - August - Prowind lodge appeal at last possible time.
2013 - December - Action group register for Rule 6 status -
2014 - 14 January - Statements submitted to Planning Inspector
2014 - 11 February - Appeal hearings - postponded after Prowind request delay.
2015 - 24 November - Appeal hearings to commence.
Bishopwood windfarm - Scalm Park, Wistow Common Selby
Issues and concerns expressed by the residents of Sherburn, Wistow, Hambeton, Thorpe Willoughby, Monk Fryston, Hillam, Cawood and Selby.
The character of the site
The site is on a diversified farm with a golf course and caravan park. It is open land in close proximity to Bishopwood which is the habitat for a wide range of local wildlife including nesting raptors. The site is alongside the East Coast mainline and close to Sherburn airfield.
Reasons why the application was refused by Selby District Council
Permitted noise limits would be exceeded at Scalm Park
The landscape and visual impact had not been fully assessed.
Turbines T7 and T6 would have an unacceptable impact on nearby properties
The adverse impact on properties would outweigh the benefits of the proposal.
Map showing location of turbines
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