Council rejects controversial wind farm plan

Proposals for a wind farm which caused a bitter feud in rural communities in West Norfolk have been rejected by the local council.
 
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillors received more than 300 objections to the 19 turbine development at Marshland St James before unanimously voting to reject the plans on 21 January.
 
The vote is not the final step in the long-running battle to build the 460ft-high turbines.
 
But it will influence the government when it makes its final decision on the plans later this year.
 
During the planning process farmer-members of the turbine consortium received death threats and in May 2007 a test mast at the site was cut down by protesters.
 
Police investigations failed to find the culprits.

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