Plans to build two wind turbines near Ketton are withdrawn

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A PROPOSAL to build two 300ft wind turbines near a village has been dropped.

Rutland County Council confirmed on Thursday that REG Windpower had withdrawn its application to build the turbines on land off Steadfold Lane, near Ketton.

The plans had drawn a storm of protest from nearby residents and a protest group, the Ketton and Tinwell Action Group against Wind Turbines, was formed to oppose the application.

An REG Windpower spokesman said: “We have decided to withdraw our application for two wind turbines adjacent to the cement works outside Ketton, due to planning issues we are unable to resolve.

“We would like to thank the local residents who took the time and trouble to attend the various events we held to explain our proposal, as well as the project’s many supporters in and around Ketton.”