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Friday, 24 October 2014

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‘No’ to Flimby turbine

Plans for a 220ft wind turbine in Flimby were thrown out by Allerdale council on Tuesday.

Empirica Investments Limited had applied to erect the turbine at Ewanrigg Hall Farm, east of Pennygill Road.

The plans were recommend for approval when they came before Allerdale’s development panel last month but a decision was deferred for a site visit.

The council received objections from Broughton Moor Parish Council, Friends of Rural Cumbria’s Environment and Westnewton Action Group and two letter from residents.

Marion Fitzgerald, of the friends, said: “If you allow this to be built you will be depriving the people who live in the area of the one view they have that does not contain a turbine.”

Richard Walters, agent for the application, told the panel that the company had worked extensively with planning officers and discussed the concerns of local residents.

Councillor Binky Armstrong, who moved for refusal, said: “There is a cumulation of turbines, single and farms, being built in a very short distance of each other in this area – we are overwhelmed with them and there has to be a stopping place.”

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Great news. Nt only does this save the view from wind turbines, but it also reduces the need for the 'march of the electricty pylons (sorry, towers)' across the countryside.

All that needs to be done next is to stop the nuclear waste dump in West Cumbria. If the government were really interested in the best storage area in Britain, then they would use a similar method to the Fins (TV Programmeslast week on BBC Ne and Cumbria). As it is, the cheapest method and probably the cheapest materials will be used.

Posted by orange peel on 14 October 2012 at 10:01

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