Wind turbine plans submitted for Cockermouth farm
Last updated at 19:32, Thursday, 26 July 2012
Plans for a 250ft wind turbine at a farm in Cockermouth have been lodged with Allerdale council.
J and M Stamper and Sons has submitted the application for land at Wellington Farm.
Its application said it was anxious to develop a sustainable renewable energy project to reduce financial overheads and contribute to the reduction in the carbon footprint.
It added: “The company has identified wind energy as the most ideal renewable energy method to attain this goal, as there is no suitable watercourse on the farm to consider a hydro scheme and solar power would not generate sufficient output to make such systems financially viable.”
The plan has already attracted letters of objection, mainly on visual grounds. The Environment Agency made no comment.
The application will be decided by Allerdale council later this year.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 26 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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