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Planners refuse wind turbine near Workington  

Credit:  17 May 2013 | www.in-cumbria.com ~~

Plans to build a 253ft wind turbine just outside Workington have been refused by Allerdale council’s development panel.

John Bowe wanted to erect the turbine at Hunday Farm, Winscales, but councillors unanimously refused the application.

The agreed with the officer’s recommendation that insufficient evidence had been submitted to show that the proposed turbine would not affect air safety.

National Air Traffic Services said the turbine could affect its radar equipment at Prestwick Centre air traffic control in Scotland.

Workington Town Council also objected to the plan because it said the site is too close to listed buildings at Schoose Farm and Hall Park.

There were objections from five residents, with fears about the cumulative impact, noise and disruption to roads.

Campaign group Friends of Rural Cumbria’s Environment also objected.

An appeal has been lodged against a decision to refuse permission for a 260ft wind turbine at Wellington Farm in Cockermouth.

J & M Stamper & Sons’ application to build the turbine was thrown out by Allerdale council’s development panel last October.

Owners Leigh and Hodgson Stamper wanted to put up the 500kw, three-bladed turbine near Lamplugh Road, off the A66, but the panel felt that there was insufficient evidence to demonstrate how the turbine would affect the visual impact of those looking at the site.

The council panel also refused the application on the grounds that the plans did not demonstrate how the turbine would impact the landscape of the site and surrounding countryside.

Allerdale had received 64 letters of objection prior to the meeting.

An appeal has been lodged.

Source:  17 May 2013 | www.in-cumbria.com

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