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Reference: 14/02192/SO Address: Deane House, Deane Road, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4QU Parish: Stokeinteignhead Ward: Shaldon And Stokeinteignhead Proposal: Request for a screening opinion for a single wind turbine (measuring 77 metres to blade tip) Type of Application: Screening/Scoping Opinion Decision: Decision Level: Delegated Decision Case Officer: Mandy Fyfe Date Application Received: 16/07/2014 Date Application Validated: 16/07/2014 Publicity Expiry Date: 12/08/2014 Target Date: 06/08/2014 Date Decision Issued:
CPRE has submitted the following comments to TDC: “We wish to register our concerns about this proposal for a 70 metre high wind turbine at Stokeinteignhead. The proposed location is on high ground and will be highly visible over a wide area. The moving blades will dominate the landscape from the Teign Valley and along the coast. They will also be overbearing for the residents in Stokeinteignhead.
Policy EN2 states that “Development which would have a detrimental effect on the character of the undeveloped coast and estuaries will not be permitted.”
A wind turbine of this size will dominate the landscape of this part of the Undeveloped Coast in Teignbridge and would be contrary to Policies EN2 and EN2A.
This turbine will also have very significant impacts on a number of heritage assets and their setting in Stokeinteignhead and the Teign River Valley. These have been identified in the comments from English Heritage.
This wind turbine will also have a negative impact on the coastal footpath and the green lanes which are nearby. This would result in a serious loss of amenity for visitors and local residents.
Finally, we would also urge the Council to have regard for the health and welfare of local residents who will suffer from the noise, blade flicker and disturbance to their environment.
We would urge the Council to insist that a full Environmental Impact Assessment should be undertaken if a planning application is submitted. This should cover the potential impacts on landscape, heritage assets, ecology (particularly bats), loss of amenity, tourism and the local economy and the health and wellbeing of local residents. However, it is our view that the applicant should be advised that this proposal is contrary to the Council`s adopted Local Plan. They should be advised that this is an inappropriate site for a large wind turbine and that the modest benefits from the renewable energy would be outweighed by the severe negative impact on the Undeveloped Coast. ”
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