Uni wind turbine decision

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A £5M wind turbine will be built at Lancaster University after the controversial scheme was approved by planners.

The 328-ft structure, which could provide up to 17 per cent of the university’s electricity, was approved on a 12-7 vote by Lancaster City Council’s planning committee. A previous proposal for two turbines was rejected last May due to the impact on nearby residents.

The turbine, which will be sited east of the campus between the M6 and Hazelrigg Lane, had sparked around 530 letters of objection according to the council, including from residents, Scotforth Parish Council, Friends of Eden, Lakeland and Lunesdale Scenery and Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Eric Ollerenshaw.

See the Lancaster Guardian (08-04-11) for full story.