Turbine on the way

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones.

Little Sutton Energy Company was given planning consent by a 9-6 vote last night (Wednesday) to site a 76.5m blade tip height turbine on land beside the A17 at Long Sutton.

The height was dropped ten metres following a Ministry of Defence objection, but concerns remained about it harming the view of St Mary’s Church and spoiling the view from some residents’ homes.

Much as we would like to sympathise with residents, we can’t defend the view for them.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones

Coun David Wilkinson said it would spoil the only countryside view from a Bridge Road home, but chairman Coun Roger Gambba-Jones said: “Much as we would like to sympathise with residents, we can’t defend the view for them.”