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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Windfarm plans turned down

A GOVERNMENT inspector has upheld Copeland Council's decision not to allow the six-turbine Weddicar Rigg windfarm to be built

The developer, Banks Renewables, took its plans to an inquiry in July after Copeland Council twice refused planning permission.

On the windfarm – complete with six 115m high (377ft) turbines – earmarked for an elevated area of land between Moresby Parks and Frizington, councillors ruled that  the negative visual impact was more important than the government’s policy on renewable energy.

It has been confirmed today (Thursday) by the government's Planning Inspectorate that Copeland's refusal of planning permission will stand.

More to follow.

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But the "beautiful countryside" is all in the National Park... The strip of land between National Park and the sea is pretty grim in comparison and has already been stripped of it's natural beauty by coal mines, especially in the Weddicar area. I'm all for Windfarms, and they provide jobs!

Posted by Helen on 10 December 2013 at 20:13

what a good decision they are a eyesore best spot for them is Workington with the rest of them

Posted by keith on 8 December 2013 at 17:14

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