Countryside windfarm bid is opposed by county planners

A bid for a five-turbine windfarm in the Northumberland countryside has been recommended for refusal by planning officers.

The scheme by RES UK and Ireland is proposed for land north of Park Head Farm, between Netherwitton and Wingates.

However, a report to the county council’s Planning and Environment Committee on Tuesday will state that it would have significant unacceptable impact on visual amenity, the landscape and residential amenity.