Laughton Wind Farm Ltd. v. West Lindsey DC (Planning Inspector Decision, 2006)
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Side A: Laughton Wind Farm (Corporation)
Side B: West Lindsey DC (Government)
Appeal of local council decision denying planning permission for wind turbines
Laughton Wind Farm Ltd. appealed a decision by the West Lindsey Borough Council refusing planning permission for a proposal to build ten wind turbines. The Planning Inspector concluded that the proposed wind farm would have an unacceptably substantial impact upon the local landscape and visual amenity of the local area, especially since the turbines would be taller than any other structure in the area and that the rotation of the blades would make them particularly conspicuous in the landscape.