Renplan has secured planning permission for a 500kW wind turbine in South Kesteven District. An original appeal submission against the local authority’s refusal was dismissed by an Appeal Inspector in January 2015. The decision was flawed and as such a High Court Challenge lodged. The High Court quashed the Inspector’s decision which meant the proposal had to be redetermined by the Inspectorate. This week saw the redetermination decision which grants planning permission for the 500kW turbine.
The flaws of the original appeal determination was that the Inspector had failed to correctly account for the environmental benefits of the proposal and had also failed to even consider the issue of Ministry of Defence radar.
On redetermination, these matters were properly accounted for in the Inspector’s decision with planning permission being granted accordingly.
A long haul battle with a happy ending!