The PC voted unanimously to object once again to the planning application for a single wind turbine at Covert Farm, East Haddon. Key points raised were -
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- the village and land surrounding it is a designated special landscape area and the wind turbine would adversely impact the 'character of the local landscape'
- the noise pollution report submitted showed that the turbine fails the tests for noise pollution for at least one nearby property and is marginal for several others
- the installation could create a potential hazard being so close to the major road A428 which has already seen several serious accidents in the area and is known to be an accident blackspot.
- The bat report has been objected to by Northants Bat Group and there appears to be a second ecology report that has yet to be submitted. The council was very concerned about the negative impact on the bat population.