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Newark & Sherwood District Council v. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division, 2013)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Side A: Newark & Sherwood Dsitrict Council (Government)

Side B: The Secretary of State for Communitied and local government (Government)

Core objectives: Challenge planning permission for the construction of a wind turbine

Residents challenged an Inspector decision granting planning permissions for the installation of a wind turbine. The Inspector had found that the benefits of renewable energy production and benefits to the rural economy outweighed the harm of "inappropriate development." The court upheld the Inspector's decision, finding that the Inspector's reasoning was acceptable despite the limited energy generation capacity of the turbine.
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