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Wind turbines plan  

A new planning application for five wind turbines at Westnewton will be submitted to Allerdale council.

Energy firm Broadview Energy had appealed to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government earlier in the year into Allerdale council’s non-determination of its plan for Warwick Hall Farm.

It appealed so its application could be heard with that for the neighbouring Brownrigg Hall project, near Allonby, put forward by Nuon Renewables Limited, which was at that time under appeal.

The Brownrigg appeal was subsequently withdrawn.

After the company’s talks with Allerdale council, it has decided to withdraw the appeal for Westnewton and resubmit the application.

Jeff Corrigan, managing director for Broadview, said: “By re-submitting we will provide Allerdale with the opportunity to evaluate and determine our application.

“We continue to believe this is a good project and there is still a need for wind farms in the area to meet local energy targets.”

The application was first submitted last September.

More than 100 residents attended an exhibition, at Westnewton Village Hall, on the proposed turbines cluster, in October. The original application attracted more than 1,700 letters of objection and around 750 supporting the plans.

Residents feared a wind farm would destroy the area’s beauty and damage the tourist trade.

Broadview aims, by 2015, to supply 6,989 households annually with the energy generated by the 351ft turbines.

Times & Star

19 June 2008

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