A CONTROVERSIAL wind turbine plan looks set to be turned down after dozens of people objected.
Residents at Standinghurst Farm, near Shelley, lodged a bid to install a 25m tall turbine late last year.
The plan will be considered by councillors on Kirklees’ Heavy Woollen planning sub-committee this Thursday.
But a report for the committee published last week has already recommended councillors to refuse permission.
It says the turbine would be detrimental to the green belt and would adversely affect the setting of nearby heritage asset Gryce Hall and other listed buildings on the outskirts of the village.
The application was one of six separate proposals by farmers in the area last October.
Kirklees received a total of 49 letters of objection about the turbine, with many saying too many turbines were being approved in the area.
Local MP Simon Reevell also sent a formal objection.
Fourteen letters in support of the idea have also been received.