Wind turbine plan is thrown out by national park authority

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An application for a wind turbine has been turned down by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The site for the proposed wind turbine was on a dairy farm at Aldwark, and close to the Scheduled Ancient Monument at Minning Low Hill.

The authority said it supported the need for renewable energy, but had to balance that with the harmful impact installing a wind turbine could have on the national park’s natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

The Friends of the Peak District and the National Trust supported the authority’s decision.

Minning Low dates back more than 5,000 years and is a great chambered round cairn – a rare type of burial mound – and is the biggest and most prominent of its kind in the Peak District.