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Wind Monitoring Mast Goes Ahead Despite Local Concerns

Action group Stop Bickerton Wind Turbines (SBWT) has expressed determination to continue fighting plans which could bring an industrial power station to the area – despite disappointment that the initial stage is going ahead. Banks Developments has confirmed that a 60 metre wind monitoring mast will be erected on the proposed site, less than a mile from Bickerton School, during the week commencing December 8. The company says that the mast, which will take two days to erect, will be used to measure type of wind and wind speed and that the information produced will be used to determine the suitability of the site.

The decision to erect the mast goes against the wishes of the vast majority of residents, local business people and visitors, all of whom have actively opposed the proposal. These notes are for guidance purposes only; we are not planning experts. The information set out below is based on our understanding of the key planning documents and the process which we have gleaned from Government web sites and publications. It should be used for guidance purposes only and should not be relied upon as a definitive guide to either the planning process or the planning policies and documents pertinent to the proposals. If you spot an error, please let us know. How does the planning application process work? The process is quite complex and made more complex by the fact that decisions made by CNBC and any Inspector who might be appointed to adjudicate an appeal may create several branches in the process.