Hemswell Cliff wind farm 'unanimously' rejected

Wind farm
Image caption Councillors rejected the plans on the basis of their impact on the Lincolnshire landscape

Plans for a wind farm in Lincolnshire have been turned down following a public meeting.

An application was submitted by RWE Npower Renewables for ten 415ft (126m) turbines at Hemswell Cliff, near Gainsborough, in July, 2012.

West Lindsey District Council said it had voted unanimously to reject the proposals due the impact on the landscape.

The energy firm said it was disappointed by the decision.

Councillor Stuart Curtis said: "The position was unanimous to refuse, mainly on the grounds of the impact of the landscape."

Mr Curtis said the location of Norton Place, a grade I listed building in Bishop Norton, was also taken into consideration.

About 350 people attended a public meeting at Lincolnshire Showground to discuss the proposals.

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