24 Feb 2009

Further verdict against windfarm

1:04 pm on 24 February 2009

Opponents of a windfarm proposed for the Te Waka range north west of Napier, hope a second rejection of the scheme by the Environment Court will mean an end to it.

Unison Networks resubmitted a slightly smaller proposal after being knocked back by the Environmental Court and then the High Court for a windfarm with 37 turbines.

Unison reduced the original number to 34 turbines.

A Landscape Preservation Society has spent almost $150,000 in fighting the project for almost four years. It says the application has been rejected again by the Environment Court.

Unison has not commented yet on the ruling.