Batsworthy Cross wind farm
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Public Inquiry into Batsworthy Cross wind farm


The Planning Inspector has allowed the appeals and granted permission for the Batsworthy Cross wind farm development. See the Planning Inspector's full decisionexternal website (pdf 576 kB) PDF logo


The planning application (43272) for the wind turbine development on land at Batsworthy Cross, Knowstone, South Molton was originally refused planning permission by North Devon Council's Planning Committee in June 2011.

The windfarm development is described as the installation and operation of nine wind turbine generators of maximum 103 metre to tip height, unit transformer enclosures, substation building, anemometer, access tracks and ancillary equipment.

A planning application (53063) for the temporary erection of an anemometer mast, 60 metre in height, on the same site, was also refused planning permission in December 2011 by North Devon Council.

The applicant subsequently appealed against the decisions of North Devon Council on both these applications. The public inquiry into these cases ran from Tuesday 12 June 2012 to Friday 6 July 2012 with a further day of evidence on Thursday 20 September 2012.

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Application reference 43272

Application reference 43272 - Appeal Proofs

Application reference 43272 - Opening Statements

Application reference 43272 - Closing Submissions

Application reference 43272 - Statement of Common Ground

Application Reference 53063

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