March 11 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A north Norfolk community will have to wait for a decision on whether a single wind turbine will be built after the planning saga was taken to High Court yesterday.
North Norfolk District Council put in the challenge against a government planning inspector who approved the application to build the 86.5m structure at Pond Farm, Bodham.
It asked Mr Justice Purchas, sitting in London, to quash the inspector’s decision.
The judge has reserved his decision in the case following a day of legal argument.
He will give a judgment in writing at a later date but no date has been fixed.
In August 2012 the council’s development committee unanimously refused the turbine application by David Mack, part owner of the family-run firm Genatec.
But the inspector overturned the decision at a planning appeal in April last year.
The council believed the turbine would spoil the rural setting of prized local buildings and monuments.
For the full story read tomorrow’s EDP.