Cornwall

Callywith Farm wind turbine brothers face legal fight

  • 8 March 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Graham Dingle
Graham Dingle said he would fight the legal action

Legal action is being taken to force two Cornwall farmers to remove a wind turbine.

Brothers Graham and Ron Dingle put up a 250ft (76m) wind turbine at Callywith Farm, near Bodmin, in November 2011 without planning permission.

Cornwall Council planning members have voted to take enforcement action to secure its removal.

Graham Dingle said the pair would fight the legal action against the turbine, which cost £1.3m to build.

The brothers have a right of appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against the enforcement notice.

The council said in a statement that it hoped the decision "will send a strong signal that breaches of planning control will be pursued by the authority".

Mr Dingle said: "Everyone says you have to reduce your carbon footprint, but when you do they tell you to stop.

"We had 120 letters of support and the only one objection.

"It's already saved 630 tonnes of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere."

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