Barton wind turbines plan is still up in the air
The site of two proposed wind turbines near Barton is to be visited by North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee members before they decide whether to grant planning permission at a future meeting.
This course of action was proposed by Councillor Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds) in the light of objections lodged by Barton Town Council and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Permission is being sought to erect two wind turbines (34.2m to the tips) in a field off Caistor Road, on Barton Vale Farm.
Richard Alderson, agent for the applicants, told the committee meeting at its October meeting in Scunthorpe Civic Centre that the site had been chosen to cause "minimum impact" and that the noise would be within acceptable levels.
The council has received one letter of support and six objecting to the turbines.
The turbines are designed to generate electricity for the farm, with any excess power being "exported" to the national grid.
Council planning staff say: "The main issues associated with this case are whether the proposal is acceptable in terms of its impact on residential amenity, listed buildings, the landscape, ecology, archaelogy and civil aviation.
The planning department is recommending that councillors should grant permission,.
BARNETBY: Planning permission has been granted to change the hours when caravans may be moved about for storage in a building at Wold Farm - near to the Humberside Airport runway. Approval exists for 20 touring caravans to be stored there, and the new operating hours will now be 8am to 8pm. The committee had to consider the effect on neighbours living 12m from the entrance where caravans enter and leave the storage building.
WORLABY: Planning permission has been granted to retain two timer sheds and erect a timber garage at 29 Low Road. However the planning committee has imposed a condition suggested by Councillor Carl Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds) that bars livestock being kept in the buildings.