Wind turbine plan is due to be refused

MCBW - Photomontage illustrating Spring Ridge Farm from Helmdon War Memorial - supplied by Fiona Kelly, committee member for the Heldom, Stuchbury and Greatworth Wind Action Group
MCBW - Photomontage illustrating Spring Ridge Farm from Helmdon War Memorial - supplied by Fiona Kelly, committee member for the Heldom, Stuchbury and Greatworth Wind Action Group

THE DECISION on a controversial wind farm scheme near Helmdon is due to be taken this week.

On Thursday afternoon members of South Northants Council’s planning committee are dueto hear their officers recommendations to refuse the plan for five turbines at Spring Farm Ridge.

SNC officers said the turbines would be intrusive industrial shapes in an unspoilt rural landscape. The Highways Authority also objected on the grounds that motorists would stop on a dangerous stretch of the B4525 to watch the construction of the turbines.

See a full report next week.