Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, has said he will revive Lord Reay’s campaign to introduce a bill (Minimum Distance from Residential premises) to establish separation distances which increase as the height of turbines increases.
Sadly Lord Reay died unexpectedly in 2013 before the bill could progress to the committee stage. Rory Stewart said “I would like to revive his campaign, and will do all I can to progress it both locally and within the House of Commons.”
Allerdale Borough Council have already adopted a minimum separation distance of 800m in their local plan but Rory would like to see a similar clause in all Local Plans across Cumbria. He said “we hope ultimately this modest reform would be enshrined in planning guidance throughout England.”
For more details see http://www.rorystewart.co.uk/category/wind-turbines/