Campaigners lose battle over Beccles wind turbine

Campaigners opposed to a 125m wind turbine planned for the village of Beccles, on the cusp of the Norfolk Broads, have lost their High Court battle. High Court judge Sir Ross Cranston dismissed their claims that conditions placed on the development had been breached. The campaigners, led by local landowner Benjamin Howell, and including a local flying club, have been fighting a long and determined battle against the turbine. The development was also opposed by the Broads Authority and a number of local planning authorities. Energy company Stamford Renewable Power first applied for planning permission for the project in 2012.
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