Vale of Berkeley wind park plan decision deferred

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A decision on plans for a wind park in Gloucestershire has been deferred after green energy firm Ecotricity gave planners new information to consider.

The company wants to build four 120m (394ft) high wind turbines in the Vale of Berkeley.

Campaigners from Save Berkeley Vale have raised concerns about how the turbines would affect the environment.

Stroud District Council was expected to refuse the application due to a lack of information about noise impact.

The decision, due to be taken on Tuesday, was deferred for a month after Ecotricity submitted 20 pages of new information the day before.

Dale Vince, the firm's managing director, said: "In this case there's been some confusion over the question of noise and a lot of work has gone on in the last few days between us and the council and we've provided them now with all the information that they need.

"There's no noise problem, there never was a noise problem.

"We are hoping that when this goes to the committee it will be recommended for approval."

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