Public inquiry begins into Shipdham wind turbine proposals
- Credit: Bill Smith - Archant
A public inquiry into controversial plans for two 100-metre wind turbines has got under way.
Ecotricity plans to build the structures at land at Wood Farm, Church Lane, Shipdham.
The planning application, the fourth in a 10-year saga over the proposals, was turned down by Breckland District Council in August last year.
During the opening day of the inquiry, being held at Barnham Broom Hotel, planning inspector John Watson heard how, according to the developers, the land is no more significant than other sites where turbines have been approved and built and that the turbines will not make the area an unattractive place to live.
On behalf of residents who live in Shipdham and Bradenham, however, it was heard that several hundred people will have to suffer significant adverse visual impact if the plans were to be given the go-ahead.
You may also want to watch:
The inquiry is expected to last six days.
Check back on this website for updates.
- 1 Body found in search for missing 87-year-old Margaret Smith
- 2 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 3 WATCH: 'Selfish' drug-driver ploughs into police detective's vehicle
- 4 Norfolk man who had sexual relationship with teen jailed
- 5 Two Norfolk businesses star in TV show
- 6 Fly-tipper travelled from Welsh border to dump in Norfolk
- 7 Aldi planning four new stores in Norfolk
- 8 The Range confirms new store at former Outfit on retail park
- 9 Funeral held for much loved windsurfer after body found in Sweden
- 10 Man charged with attempted murder after serious Norwich assault