Appeal Court to decide on Alaska Windfarm
AN Appeal against a Windfarm near Wool is to be taken to the Court.
The planning application for the Alaska Windfarm is for for four industrial turbines – taller than Salisbury Cathedral - high on a ridge at East Stoke, where they could be seen over most of Dorset.
The application was initially rejected by Purbeck District Council as it was next to Dorset Scout Camp but this was overturned by a Government planning Inspector.
“Our battle has been going on since August 2007," said Terry Stewart from Dorset CPRE. “We are fighting to protect the Purbeck Area of Outstanding Beauty and the beautiful Dorset landscapes."
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Geoff Edwardes, chairman of Dorset Against Rural Turbines (DART), explained that on the Continent no turbine was allowed within 1,500 metres of a house because of the turbine noise and visual impact. “Yet this proposed windfarm is within 500 metres of the Scouts’ tent area that is used throughout the year. We produced a national medical expert who stated that turbine noise can damage human health."