Plans for a single 1.5 MW wind turbine at Blood Hill in Norfolk survived a public inquiry and will be realised in one form or another. Planning inspector Keith Durrant granted Next Generation's application for an Enercon E-66 turbine after concluding that the proposed machine, which is to be sited adjacent to an existing ten turbine wind farm, "would not have a significantly adverse effect on the local landscape." This was the key issue of the appeal. After considering the turbine's potential visual impact on the local countryside, Durrant found: "It would be a big feature in the landscape, but one that is slim, elegant and well designed for its setting."
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