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Kirkby Moor Appeal

Message from STARC As many will now be aware, RWE/Innogy/Ventient  have decided to lodge an Appeal against the refusal decision to extend the life of the present wind farm.  The Appeal Reference number.   APP/M0933/W/18/3204360   This does not come as a shock for it gives them many more months of subsidies!!  They left it to the eleventh [...]

The importance of determining a UK policy for the decommissioning and restoration of onshore wind farms

To The Editor, Sunday Telegraph It is with great interest that I read your headline article on Sunday 26th May “Gove plans new wave of national parks”. I whole heartedly support this initiative and welcome it with open arms being a passionate believer in open spaces and protection of our countryside for the enjoyment of [...]

North West Coast Connections Project

From the National Grid: National Grid is developing the North West Coast Connections Project (NWCC) to connect and export the electricity that will be generated by Moorside, the proposed new nuclear power station that will be built near Sellafield in West Cumbria.   We are formally consulting on these proposals for ten weeks, from 28 [...]

End of Story – For the Time Being!

The final wind energy related appeal decisions for the Allerdale area have now been received. Unfortunately, we must report that the wind turbines at Black Brow and Blooming Heather have both been allowed by the Inspectorate. These decisions can be viewed via the following links: https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=2224912 https://acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?CaseID=3133846 However, the proposed wind turbine at Grange Grassings [...]

Post Easter Update March 30th 2016

There have been no fresh applications for wind turbines submitted to Allerdale Borough Council so far this year. The reasons for this are likely to be as follows: 1. A stronger Local Plan with better protection for landscape and residents against inappropriate renewable energy development 2. Last year’s Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) which confirmed that [...]

As the Year Begins to Draw to a Close

As the year draws to a close, it is time to review recent events which have made a significant difference to our struggle against inappropriately sited renewable energy developments. As discussed in our previous newsletter, there have been important changes to national government policy and to published planning guidance. The requirement for community support for [...]

FORCE Summer Newsletter 2015

We have deliberately postponed sending a newsletter while announcements from the new Government about future wind and solar energy proposals have been coming in thick and fast. However, now that things seem to have settled down a bit, the time has come to review the situation. It does appear that the new Government has gone [...]

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 [...]

New examination of wind farm impacts reveals widely-ignored health and climate change problems

CWW has received the following important report. It has been submitted by Douglas Cross, Environmental Adviser to SDLC in connection with the application for new turbines on Kirkby Moor. It details the effects of vibration and low frequency sound from wind farms and how these are ignored by British planning rules thereby contravening European Directives. It also [...]