Councillors reject Little Dunham substation plans

Protestors are celebrating this evening after plans for a sub-station in Little Dunham, near Swaffham were rejected by Breckland Council.

Around 100 protestors, many waving banners and placards, attended the development control committee meeting and there were cheers as the proposals were rejected.

The sub-station would have enabled the 560MW Dudgeon windfarm - to be built off Cromer- to link up with the National Grid.

But the sub-station, to have been built in open countryside, attracted more than 200 objections from residents, five from local councils and a petition with 1,500 signatures.

The applicant, Warwick Energy, saw its plans to lay 17km of electrical cable for the windfarm, running through 25 parishes, approved.


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See tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press for a full report of today's meeting.

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