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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


Solar farm plans for Norfolk

The site of the proposed solar farm at Scottow Credit: Mike Page

Plans for a new solar farm have been drawn up for a site at Scottow near Coltishall in Norfolk.

An application to turn 30 hectares (roughly 74 acres) of farmland into a solar farm which could produce up to 12 megawatts of electricity has been submitted to planners.

The site falls within the boundaries of Broadland District Council and North Norfolk District Council. A final decision is expected early in 2013.