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Turbines plan withdrawn  

Credit:  By Chris Hansell | in-cumbria | 30 June 2014 | www.in-cumbria.com ~~

Plans for three large wind turbines near Cumbria’s Killington Reservoir have been scrapped by Banks Renewables.

The plan was approved by South Lakeland District Council last year, and called in by secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles last March.

Many groups have objected to the new turbines, including the Open Spaces Society, Friends of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales Society. A public enquiry was set to take place in September, but the planning application has now been withdrawn according to the planning inspectorate.

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, said: “This is splendid news. The development had far-reaching, national implications.

“The site is close to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks and the whole region is immensely popular for quiet recreation.

“The 132-metre-high turbines would have destroyed many of the magnificent views over a wide area including that of the Howgills from the M6 motorway.

“We are relieved that the developers have backed down.”

The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest conservation group.

Source:  By Chris Hansell | in-cumbria | 30 June 2014 | www.in-cumbria.com

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