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Lincolnshire wind farm to go to public inquiry

An application to build eight wind turbines on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds is to be the subject of a public inquiry.

The proposed turbines are planned for a site at Baumber near Horncastle.

The inquiry was announced after East Lindsey District Council failed to make a decision on the application within the statutory 16-week period.

The council said it needed more time to consider the issue. Applicants Enertrag UK lodged an appeal in response.

The proposed turbines would stand 85m (278ft) high to the hub with rotors about 90m (295ft) in diameter.

At a special meeting on Thursday councillors said, on the advice of officers' recommendations, they would have rejected the plans.

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