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Wind turbine plan for Dearham

Plans to erect a wind turbine near Dearham have been revealed.

Infinergy wants to erect the 252ft turbine on land at West House Farm and has lodged its application with Allerdale council.

The council has already resolved that an environmental impact assessment will be required.

The company held an open day at Dearham in September to outline its proposal.

Agent Karl Clouston said the turbine would have a capacity of 500kw.

He added: “We are seeing across the UK farmers trying to diversify their income to remain in business and protect local employment.

“Installing a single wind turbine on their land, where the wind speeds are more than adequate, not only reduces their substantial carbon debt but also provides them with a consistent form of income.”

People can give their views to Allerdale council until January 10.

Meanwhile, on January 11, the authority’s scrutiny committee will meet to discuss a wind turbine inquiry.

The committee has been instructed by full council to investigate the county-wide equity of planning applications and approvals.

When it meets, it will decide what the inquiry will look at, costs and timescale.

Have your say

O wn the local Vicarage at Dearham, purchased some 6 year ago as a retirement house for my wife my family and my children's and their families. I was literally 'brought up' at Dearham, my Grandmother was a leading member of the school teaching staff (Miss McTear) was Chairman of the PCC etc, and my boyhood and childhood was formed by Dearham, and the people of Dearham. The village of Dearham was a remarkable place to be a youngster, and retains all of the same features that I remember so well, formulating my youth as they did.
I have moved on to be head of Kuwait Oil Tankers, Head of a Middle East Leading Shipyard, Chief Engineer of the worlds largest offshore design company ( based Monaco) and have a number of unique patents to my name.
I am also a world expert of energy conservation and the production of low carbon energy.
Windfarms have no place in the economic balance of power generation what so ever.
At 11% efficient they fail every test of being a consistent form of energy supply anywhere in the world.
Who would buy a car that could only operate only one day of each week, or a plane that would actually take off after 7 initial but unsuccessful attempts..no one would.

It is estimated that the UK would need a belt of wind turbines 2 miles thick, around the entire coastline of the UK to produce some 5% of the energy requirement.
Any proposals by the 'developers / erectors' of windfarms that they are contributing to any form of carbon reduction programme on a global scale is fiction.
I am prepared to debate this issue publicly with any windfarm developer, and can even offer the venue, free of charge.
The UK produces sufficient Municipal Solid Waste as to generate up to 30% of the required energy, and at the same time, solve the waste tipping problem, and the generation of methane into the atmosphere.
I have the technology, the design and the money to do this, creating thousands of productive skilled long term jobs.
This is what the UK needs, not silly widfarms, that benefit the farmer and the developer alone on the back of massive subsidies from the taxpayer / public.

Posted by James McTear on 14 January 2013 at 00:59

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