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We are pleased that Community Windpower Ltd has withdrawn its application for 20 wind turbines on land adjoining the peaks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, near Davidstow Wood on Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor. But we are worried that the company has threatened to submit a further application soon.

Cornwall County Council’s planning committee rejected the application for 20 turbines below Rough Tor, and the company’s appeal was set for a public inquiry next month. Then the company withdrew the application.

While we are relieved that Community Windpower has withdrawn its application, we fear it will soon submit another. This will no doubt still be extremely damaging to the landscape and public access but the company will try to make it more palatable to the planning committee.

There should be no wind turbines in this splendid, sensitive spot. It is right next to the summits of Bodmin, and access land where people walk and ride. Turbines will destroy the magnificent views and the wild, rugged landscape.

We shall fight any plans to encroach on this special area.

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