Court upholds heritage site windfarm decision

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the High Court to quash plans for a windfarm near to the historic Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire.

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Campaigners win landmark windfarm battle

Local people and leading conservationists have won a landmark legal battle against an energy company over plans for a windfarm in Northamptonshire.

Four 90 metre turbines were to be built at Barnwell Manor, but the National Trust argued the windfarm would cause substantial harm to the views of a heritage area at Lyveden New Bield.

Today a Supreme Court judge agreed and quashed the original ruling, calling it "legally flawed".

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Campaigners win High Court ruling to stop windfarm being built near Lyveden New Bield

Campaigners have won their case in the High Court to stop a windfarm being built close to an Elizabethan landmark in Northamptonshire.

Developers wanted to put up four wind turbines within a mile of Lyveden New Bield in Sudborough, but opponents, including English Heritage and The National Trust, argued they would spoil the landscape.

Windfarm plans go to High Court

Campaigners have been fighting a High Court case to stop a windfarm being built close to an Elizabethan landmark in Northamptonshire.

Developers want to put up four wind turbines within a mile of Lyveden New Bield in Sudborough, but opponents argue they would spoil the landscape

They say if they lose, the protection of other important historic sites around the country could be undermined. Claire McGlasson reports

Anti-windfarm campaign reaches High Court

Four wind turbines are planned for Sudborough in Northamptonshire. Credit: PA

Campaigners are fighting a High Court battle to stop a windfarm being built close to an Elizabethan country lodge in Northamptonshire.

English Heritage and the National Trust are concerned the construction of four wind turbines in Sudborough would cause substantial harm to Lyveden New Bield. The hearing is due to finish today.

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