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Duddo Stones still threatened

The Duddo Stones are still threatened by wind turbine speculators.

We have 2 schemes which have been refused by the planning authority because of the damage to the setting of the Stones, but which are being appealed.

One, for a 74m turbine to the north of the Stones, was unanimously refused on the advice of planners and heritage experts. But a planning inspector approved it at appeal.

Local people recently (June, 2014) took a huge financial risk, going to the High Court to get this approval overturned.

We now face this being re-determined, together with an appeal on the refusal of two 34.5m turbines, which were also refused because of their impact on the setting of the Stones.

You can help. See 'Guardians of the Stones'on the Duddo community website.
Posted by Nlys
10th July 2014ce

Comments (3)

Thanks for posting this here. Be great if you could update us if there is any action we can do to help. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th July 2014ce
Personally I like wind turbines. Those stones don't care about a wind turbine and with a bit of luck they'll be there long after us and our wind turbines. I find that website a bit odd in that they don't make clear where the turbine will be or what it would look like from the stones. A cynic might wonder that local people were more worried about having a turbine near their houses rather than having it near a bunch of old stones. No I'm sure that's not true.

I'd get my coat but it's quite warm today.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th July 2014ce
My thoughts exactly Rhiannon. Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
14th July 2014ce
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