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Windfarm appeal  

An anti-wind farm protest group in west Cumbria is widening its appeal for support.

The Tallentire Area Action Group is opposed to plans to site six turbines on high ground to the east of the village.

And it is asking people living in nearby Broughton and Brigham to join the fight against the proposals once they are submitted to Allerdale council.

A spokesman for TAAG said: “In a few weeks a planning application is expected for six 100m high wind turbines on Tallentire Hill.

“These are similar in height to the two turbines recently installed by Voridian at Workington and larger than those at Bothel.

“Tourism is vitally important to this area. The impact these monstrous structures will have on our landscape could deter visitors.

“If we do not object to these developments the whole of west Cumbria could soon be covered in turbines.

“These will be visible from Broughton, Brigham and the surrounding area – they will not just effect the immediate area around Tallentire.

“Please be prepared to act in the coming weeks to object to this proposal. The numbers of objectors do count.”

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) wants to build six 100-metre turbines at Hill Farm, between Tallentire and Gilcrux.

No planning application has yet been lodged with Allerdale council but more than 200 villagers attended a recent public exhibition in Gilcrux village hall.

Amy Hinks, of RES, said the company was overwhelmed by the number of people who came along – and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of those in favour of the scheme.

By Dave Gudgeon

News & Star

17 October 2007

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