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The UK's largest solar farm has been built and successfully connected and commissioned on the site of the former World War 2 air field at the Prestwold Estate, Wymeswold.

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Monday, 02 April 2012 08:51

Generating Light on Landscape Issues

In this report CPRE argues that a locally accountable, strategically planned approach which takes account of landscape capacity and steers wind development to the right places, will enable us to promote renewable energy, including some onshore wind, while protecting cherished countryside.

Published in Energy and waste

CPRE is making representations to 2 Public Inquiries regarding planning appeals in Asfordby and Thorpe Satchville. CPRE objected to the planning applications for 9 wind turbines at Asfordby and for 2 turbines at Thorpe Satchville which were refused by Melton Borough Council.

Published in In depth
Monday, 03 September 2012 07:21

Melton's Rural Character Saved For Now

An application from Peel Energy and British Coal to erect 9 wind turbines at Asfordby was refused by Melton Council’s Development Committee on 26th July by 6 votes to 4. CPRE had campaigned with local residents against this proposal. 8 of the turbines would have been over 400 feet high. The 9th one would have been 350 feet high to its blade tip but sited on higher ground. Objections had been received from CPRE, STOP (Stop Turbines, Oppose Peel), English Heritage and Leicestershire County Council as well as 800 letters of objection.

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