[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

New windfarm plans  

Plans for a new windfarm in Westnewton, near Aspatria, have been submitted to Allerdale council.

Broadview Energy Developments wants to build five 107-metre turbines on a site south of the village.

The application will be considered by Allerdale planners in the next few weeks.

The managing director of the company, Jeffrey Corrigan, said the farm will produce enough electricity to power 6,989 houses per year.

He said it could power the wards of Aspatria, Holme, Ellen, Solway, Wharrels and Silloth.

Planning permission has also been sought for access roads, a small control building, small transformers and a meteorological data gathering mast.

The energy company has written to local parish councils to inform them of its proposals.

A public meeting was held at the request of Westnewton Parish Council and Mr Corrigan said the plans take residents’ views into consideration.

English Nature, the Lake District National Park Authority, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Environment Agency, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and other groups have also been consulted on the plans.

If approved, building is expected to start 12 months later and will take between eight months and a year to complete.

The turbines themselves will be manufactured in sections off-site and then erected by using cranes.

The site was first identified as being potentially appropriate for a wind farm in 2002 and a mast was erected to measure wind speeds and directions at the site.

Environmental, ecological, noise, landscape and visual studies have been carried out to confirm the suitability of the site.

An environmental statement has been put together which says the proposed turbines will not lead to an increase in noise levels, are unlikely to impact significantly on conservation in the area and will not have a harmful effect on the landscape, character or appearance of the Solway Coast or Hadrian’s Wall.

Times & Star

7 September 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.



Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch