Drigg turbine faces thumbs-down
Last updated at 12:39, Thursday, 17 May 2012
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a wind turbine on land at Moorside Farm, Drigg, have been recommended for refusal.
Members of Copeland’s planning panel will decide on May 23. They have already paid a site visit to the rural location.
The 80m turbine would “have an adverse visual and materially harmful effect on the character and appearance of the surrounding landscape,’’ councillors will hear.
Apart from 146 letters of objection, mainly from residents of Drigg and Stubble Green, opposition has come from the Lake District National Park, the parish councils of Drigg & Carleton, Seascale, Gosforth, Muncaster, Friends of the Lake District and Ravenglass Forum.
Objectors say the damage to the land outweigh any environmental benefits of the electricity generated.
First published at 11:13, Thursday, 17 May 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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