[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Turbines plan withdrawn  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 A public enquiry was set to take place in September, but the planning application has now been withdrawn according to the planning inspectorate.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

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 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 Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.