Louth

Final appeal for Louth wind farm rejected by government

The government has intervened to finally reject plans for a new proposed wind farm near Louth.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid stepped in to stop the proposals for seven wind turbines to the west of Louth Canal, which had been rejected by councillors and appealed by the developers.

The plans, which would have seen seven 115m tall wind turbines built near Fulstow, were submitted to East Lindsey District Council by EnergieKontor UK.

After the original application was rejected, the company appealed in 2015.

The Secretary of State stepped in, and following an inspector’s report, and rejected the plans.

In the inspector’s report, it was recommended the Department for Communities and Local Government throw out the application as damage to the heritage aspects of the area would not be outweighed by the public benefits of the proposed development.

The report also found that the benefits would not justify the disruption to the landscape of the area and views from Lincolnshire’s villages.

Stuart Tym, who led East Lindsey District Council’s opposition to the appeal with the backing of the local community, said: “The community and myself worked hard to pull together a case against planning approval for these wind turbines.

“It is good to hear that we have been successful as these can be stressful times for residents and homeowners in the area.

“These plans would have been destructive to the beautiful landscapes and cherished heritage aspects of this part of the Lincolnshire countryside. I’m sure that there are options which are mutually beneficial to all concerned.”