Cabinet – Windfarms

A previous decision by Cabinet not to allow any more wind farms on County land was called in by the Overview and Scrutiny committee and referred back to Cabinet.

We always seek to take into account, wherever possible, the views of O & S committees. In this case we re-affirmed the original decision to defer wind farm developments on the County Farm Estate but did agree to the preparation of guidance for a case by case approach to single and small clusters of small turbines.

To be clear, this was a technical alteration to allow for new technology and very small turbines should they ever become viable. We are still not going to allow the huge turbines that dominate some of our skyline, some higher than Ely Cathedral, to be built on our land.

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