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Firm to fight wind farm decision
Wind farm (generic)
The firm wants to build 30 wind turbines near Louth
A renewable energy company says it will appeal against a decision blocking plans for 20 wind turbines.

Ecotricity wants to build the turbines at Conisholme Fen near Louth in Lincolnshire, but East Lindsey District Council has rejected the proposal.

More than 170 residents wrote letters expressing fears over noise, proximity to an area of natural beauty and a possible impact on house prices.

The appeal means the issue will now be decided by a public enquiry.

'No negative effects'

A report presented to councillors on Thursday had recommended the development go ahead, but under special conditions.

But East Lindsey District Council voted 15-5 against the application.

A spokesman for Ecotricity said he could not understand why councillors had gone against the advice of their own policy, planning officers and consultants.

More than 100 people attended the meeting, and some councillors argued the project was "completely unsuitable" for the area and would ruin views of the Wolds.

Seven letters in support of the scheme were also submitted, with supporters saying that no negative effects had been noticed at a similar project near Mablethorpe.

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