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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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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Branch Newsletter: Febrary 2012

Helping You To Protect and Enhance The Countryside

In This Issue:

Leicestershire Countryside Under Threat

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Leicestershire's landscape is diverse, rich, and worth protecting. The county's landscape is generally gentle and agricultural, shaped by centuries of mining, and with only a small amount of forest cover and as such its natural beauty and regional distinctiveness sometimes go unremarked. However, the countryside is surprisingly diverse with eighteen Landscape Character Areas identified in the Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Landscape and Woodland Strategy.

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