Secretary of State to have the final say on Wolds wind farm plan


CONTROVERSIAL plans for six wind turbines near a Yorkshire Wolds stately home will be decided by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles.

The scheme has been called in for a Government decision following a public inquiry this week into the scheme for Thornholme Field, near Burton Agnes Hall.

Planning inspector Paul Griffiths, who chaired the inquiry, will send his report to the Communities and Local Government Secretary for the final say.

After hearing evidence from would-be developers Wind Prospect Development Ltd and East Riding Council, which refused permission, the inspector visited Burton Agnes Hall and the surrounding area to view the landscape.

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