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Met Office to appeal over refusal of 80ft 'golf ball' weather radar tower

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The Met Office is to appeal against a decision to refuse plans for an 80-foot 'golf ball' radar tower in a small Norfolk village.

The weather radar tower on Abbey Road in Old Buckenham was rejected by Breckland’s planning committee in May, after facing stiff opposition from residents, parish councils and the local MP.

A previous application for a 28.5m high radar tower was withdrawn in March 2020, over concerns from Old Buckenham Airfield, which said it would impact on aeronautical and safety issues.

Location of the proposed weather radar tower on Abbey Road, close to Old Buckenham Airfield. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

The Met Office, which currently operates a........

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