New fight to protect ancient stones

Duddo Stones
Duddo Stones

A community group has issued a call to arms in the latest battle to protect the ancient Duddo Stone Circle from wind-turbine development.

The Guardians of the Stones are asking people to register their opposition to a 74-metre turbine at Shoreswood Farm.

The original scheme was unanimously refused by Northumberland County Council’s planning committee in October 2012, following the advice of planning officers and heritage experts.

The applicants appealed and a planning inspector subsequently overturned the decision, before a legal claim was made to the High Court, seeking to quash this decision.

But before the case came to court, the appeal approval was quashed. Now, a different planning inspector has been appointed to decide the case.

Visit www.duddo.org.uk for more information on how to lodge your objections.