Wareham Wind Farm Approved

Councillors in Purbeck have approved plans to build a wind farm near Wareham.

Despite recommendations they be turned down, it'll now go ahead. But the build will be subject to certain conditions which will be outlined in later council meetings. It's thought they're likely to relate to concerns around noise levels.

Developer and energy firm Infinergy wants to put them on land off Puddletown Road in East Stoke and the four turbines will measure around 125 metres in height.

Peter Wharf, chair of Purbeck District Council, said: "It was a particularly difficult proposal to debate because there were quite finely balanced arguments both for and against.

"The outcome was actually quite good in my mind in that while we haven't approved it necessarily - although we have in principle - we've set officers to work with Infinergy to try and identify appropriate conditions that will mitigate the worst effects upon the scouts."

The council had received over 700 written responses about the plans - 544 in favour of the farm and 179 against.

You can see the planning application in full by clicking here.