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Local residents must have the final say over whether onshore wind farm applications get the go-ahead in their area.

Good news for all of us fighting wind turbine applications across the county and the country. Yesterday Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced huge changes to the way wind turbine applications will be dealt with to take affect immediately. In a written statement to the House of Commons he [...]

Banks Renewables withdraws Killington wind farm plan

Proposals for a three-turbine wind farm in Cumbria have been withdrawn ahead of a planned public inquiry. Plans for the 430ft (132m) turbines at Killington, near Kendal, were approved by South Lakeland District Council earlier this year. But the application was called in by the government and a public inquiry was scheduled for September. Developers [...]

Application at Drigg for taller turbine refused but 45m turbine “not suitable”

I received this today from a local resident of Drigg and Carleton. Many thanks for sending it in. “We note with pleasure that Mr Shepherd of Shepherds Views Holidays Camping and Caravan site at Drigg had his 3rd wind turbine application in 3 years turned down on 21st may by Copeland council planning panel.  Many thanks must [...]

Good News and not so good

It is nice to be able to report that 2 applications have been refused permission recently. The Raisgill Hall 67m turbine near Tebay was rejected by Eden District Council on the grounds that: The proposed turbine, by virtue of its scale and siting will appear as a dominant and intrusive man-made structure with a far [...]

Milton Keynes separation distance – a victory for windfarm opponents, in spite of industry spin

Joint Press Release from FELLS and FORCE (Friends of Eden, Lakeland & Lunesdale Scenery and Friends of Rural Cumbria’s Environment) FELLS and FORCE urge Councils throughout Cumbria and the North West to consider adopting reasonable separation distances between single turbines or wind farms and people’s homes, as they finalise their Local Plans and Local Development [...]


The Open Spaces Society1 has added its national weight to the opposition to wind turbines near Killington Reservoir in Cumbria.  The society has sent its strongly-worded objection to South Lakeland District Council. The council is considering an application from Banks Renewables Ltd for three wind turbines and associated development, just north of Killington Reservoir (junction [...]