The Seamer/Hilton windfarm is a 5 turbine project which unfortunately sits in both the stockton and Hambleton council areas. This means twice as many meetings! After sitting through 4 planning meetings (not including the 2 for the test mast), plus an appeal to the Secretary of State that held things up for a further month, we now have a three day planning appeal in March 2010 for the two turbines that are in the Hambleton council area.
We would like to think that the support FoE has given to this project made the difference - it was 5 for and 5 against at the Stockton meeting and the chairperson with the deciding vote voted for the project. Both council planning offices recommended the project. Watch this space.