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NOISE DISPUTE IN YORKSHIRE

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A public inquiry is to look into three separate applications for wind energy installations in Yorkshire. In September a Department of the Environment inspector will hear appeals to build two turbines at Naylor Hill, Haworth, two at Oxenhope and eight at East Morton. The three applicants -- in each case the landowner -- lodged their appeals after Bradford Metropolitan District Council failed to decide on their applications within the usual eight week period. In all three cases no decision was taken because planning guidance -- particularly about noise -- is still in a state of flux in spite of Planning Policy Guidance Note 22 on renewable energy that was published last year, explains a local

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