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Wind turbine scheme turned down
Carsington Reservoir
Councillors said the turbines would spoil the surrounding area
Proposals for four wind turbines near a Derbyshire reservoir have been rejected by councillors.

West Coast Energy wanted to build the turbines, which it said would generate enough power for 5,500 homes, near Carsington reservoir.

The plans were rejected at a meeting of the Derbyshire Dales District Council on Tuesday evening.

Councillors said that the 335ft (102m) turbines would spoil the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

A council spokesperson said: "Whilst the benefits of this scheme in terms of energy policy and climate change are not contested, these matters do not outweigh the very significant visual intrusion...and harm that would result to landscape character and appearance having due regard to the proximity to the National Park."

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