LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Winder turbine plans shelved 

Credit:  by Andrew Clarke | 15 August 2013 | www.in-cumbria.com ~~

Plans for a highly-controversial wind turbine, which attracted almost 1,000 letters of objection, have been withdrawn.

Copeland Council has confirmed that planning permission is no longer being sought for a 70m-high single turbine proposed for farmland in Winder, near Frizington.

The plans caused an uproar locally when they were first revealed in June.

Objections came from all four parish and town councils that surround the site – Lamplugh, Arlecdon and Frizington, Ennerdale and Kinniside, and Cleator Moor – and a petition launched by a local protest group attracted overwhelming support.

Speaking on behalf of the protestors, Richard Wilson, of Winder Brow, said: “We don’t see this as a victory as we do respect the applicant’s right to earn a living and we do recognise the need for us all to reduce our carbon footprint.

“However, we feel this decision supports our view that this location is unsuitable for a commercial wind turbine installation being in such a prominent site in close proximity to the natural beauty of the Lake District.

“Members of our group are now retiring to await further developments, but have not ruled out repeating the campaign should a revised proposal be submitted.”

Agents NEO-Environmental had said that the applicant intended to offer a one-off sum of £50,000 to local parishes to compensate for the disruption and negative impacts.

Source:  by Andrew Clarke | 15 August 2013 | www.in-cumbria.com

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 educational 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 Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky