Windfarm proposal is set to be reviewed

A bid for another windfarm in the Northumberland countryside has been put on hold.

Renewable energy firm RES had submitted an application for five turbines, up to 127m tall, to be erected on farm land near Netherwitton.

The proposal was to be discussed by Northumberland County Council’s Planning and Environment Committee last week, but it was withdrawn from the agenda following the dismissal of an appeal for five turbines at Fenrother.

A council spokeswoman said: “Following the recent decision by the Secretary of State on the Fenrother windfarm appeal, the council and the applicant for Netherwitton have agreed that it is necessary to examine that decision as it has implications in respect of the consideration of the current application. Following this, the application will be reported to a future meeting.”