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Turbine approved

PUBLISHED: 15:16 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:23 07 July 2010

Fakenham High School and College is to be allowed to put up a 15-metre high wind turbine in its grounds despite strong concerns from residents of adjoining properties.

Fakenham High School and College is to be allowed to put up a 15-metre high wind turbine in its grounds despite strong concerns from residents of adjoining properties.

North Norfolk planners approved the scheme subject to environmental health officials being happy that noise levels were acceptable.

The proposals to put up the turbine, which will help pupils learn about the environment, were considered by members of the North Norfolk District Council development (west) control committee on Thursday .

The members were told in a report that the proposed turbine would be sited approximately 120m from the nearest house.

They were also told in the report that subject to no objections from the environmental protection officer, it was considered that the turbine would not have a significant detrimental impact on residents of neighbouring homes.

The report had included details of concerns of residents living nearby the school. They had objected on grounds of including visual impact, noise, health issues,, obstruction of views and infringement of human rights.

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