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Complainant Name:
Mr Smith on behalf of Gaoh Energy Ltd

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Tamworth Herald


Mr Smith, on behalf of Gaoh Energy Ltd, complained to the PCC that the newspaper had published an article in breach of Clause 1 Accuracy) of the Code: the company did not have plans to install a wind turbine, rather it planned to install a meteorological wind monitoring mast.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article and the publication of the following statement on page 7 of the print edition:

We reported (8 March) that Gaoh Energy Ltd planned to install a wind turbine on land next to Austrey House Farm, in Orton-on-the-Hill. We are happy to make clear that Gaoh Energy plan to install a meteorological wind monitoring mast and not a wind turbine. We would like to apologise for any confusion that our report may have caused.

Date Published: 27/04/2012

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