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Appeal as wind farm mast bid rejected again.

The firm behind plans for the first wind farm in the West Midlands has lodged an appeal after an application for a monitoring mast was refused.

Wind Prospect hope to gain approval from the planning inspectorate to install an 80-metre anemometer mast on land near Church Eaton, Staffordshire.

The appeal comes nearly two months after its plans for six 126-metre turbines to be built at King Street.

Planners at South Staffordshire Council described the application as "horrendous" as they rejected the scheme.

At the time Paul Grimshaw, development manager for Wind Prospect, said the company would not give up on the site despite the rebuttal from planning bosses and the local community.

Tony Lendon, chairman of the Stop Turbines Action Group, urged members of the local community to have their say on the plans by June 9 by writing to the planning inspectorate in Bristol. He said: "So far everything's been thrown out. They haven't yet put in an appeal for the wind farm, we reckon they'll see which way this one goes first.'' The appeal is due to be heard on July 27.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jun 2, 2011
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