Stoke & Staffordshire

Brineton wind farm public inquiry starts in Stafford

Campaigners have told a public inquiry that plans to build six wind turbines near Stafford should be dismissed.

They said there was not enough wind to make it viable and that the farm would damage the area's "rural tranquillity".

South Staffordshire Council rejected the proposals for the site at King's Street, near Brineton, last year.

But the developer, Wind Prospect, are appealing against the decision, claiming the turbines will help to meet renewable energy targets.

It also said the visual impact would be less than campaigners claim.

The inquiry is set to last for eight days.

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