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We have objected to an application for a wind turbine, access track, hard-standing, substation and temporary construction-compound in rural Herefordshire.
The planning application has been submitted by g2 Energy Renewable Developments Ltd for a 77-metre-high turbine at Halfridge Farm, Pippins Hill, Acton Beauchamp.
Our local correspondent, Peter Newman, has written to Herefordshire Council, the planning authority:
‘The proposal would have an adverse effect on the very attractive surrounding countryside, being in a prominent position on high land which is around 180 metres above sea level.
‘The new track would be built partially along public footpath AB4A which would reduce its current rural surface to a more urban dusty track.
‘Public bridleway AB10 runs a short distance west of the site and it is anticipated that movement and noise from the wind turbine would spook the horses and reduce the pleasure of using the route.
‘At the consultation stage, 70 per cent of respondents were against the proposal so clearly it does not have local support.
‘The Open Spaces Society urges Herefordshire Council to refuse this application.’