‘Nelson’s Column’ wind turbine plan for Laneshaw Bridge turned down

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PLANS for a wind turbine the size of Nelson’s Column on the Lancashire-North Yorkshire border have been thrown out by Pendle Council’s Colne and District Committee.

Residents living in the Warley Wise Lane area of Laneshaw Bridge spoke against the planned development by Huddersfield-based company DC21 Ltd, saying that the size of the turbine would have a detrimental impact on local amenities and the environment.

One, Mr Alan Sheraton, said there would be “unacceptable visual damage” caused to the countryside if permission was granted.

Protesters also said individual farms had been encouraged to apply for turbines and the area was, in effect, becoming a small wind farm.

A DC21 representative, meanwhile, insisted his company was responsible and there would be minimal noise impact from the blade on the planned tower.

Members unanimously decided to reject the application.