City of Bradford Metropolitan Council v. Woodhead & Sons Ltd. (Planning Inspector Decision, 1995)
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Side A: City of Bradford Metropolitan Council (Government)
Side B: Woodhead and Sons Ltd. (Corporation)
Appeal of local council decision denying planning permission for wind turbines
A building and construction company appealed a local council failure to determine within a prescribed period an application for the erection of eight wind turbines. On appeal, the Planning Inspector acknowledged that the production capacity of the turbines would provide a material contribution to the supply of renewable energy in accordance with government policy, but concluded that the proposal would unacceptably harm the surrounding landscapes and the living conditions of nearby residents.