REG Windpower withdraws plans for wind turbines in Berry Fen


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The applicant behind a proposal to erect three wind turbines in Haddenham has withdrawn the plans, it was confirmed today (Thursday).

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning department announced that REG Windpower had opted to withdraw the application, just days before it was due to go before the council’s planning committee.

REG was seeking permission to erect the three 125m tall turbines in Berry Fen, between Haddenham and Aldreth.

The news comes after it was revealed that the council’s planning officers had recommended that the plans be refused because of their potential impact on the landscape and on the heritage of the village.

It also came to light that a request had been made for the plans to be considered by the Secretary of State for Communities, Greg Clark.

Mr Clark was set to decide whether he wanted to consider the decision himself before any decision made by councillors could have been considered binding.

The news will come as a relief to campaign group Say No To Berry Fen Wind Farm, which spent months building a case against the application.