Cumbrian council urged to get tough on wind turbines
"We are not against genuinely small-scale, well-sited wind turbines, which do not harm the local amenity and supply energy to a farm or premises.
"What we are against is the inappropriate siting of large turbines where they adversely affect landscape and blight the lives of people who live nearby."
July 21, 2012
by Julian Whittle
in Cumberland Times
Anti-windfarm campaigners in Allerdale hope to beef up planning policies to make it harder for wind energy developers to get permission for turbines.
Allerdale council is consulting on the strategy and policy section of its next ‘local plan', the blueprint that lays out what can be built where.
The Friends of Rural Cumbria's Environment (Force) says the draft document is weak.
It has submitted a 17-page response, calling for a tougher stance.
Force says the local plan should:
•Set a minimum distance from residential property, starting at 500 metres for turbines up to 15... [continue via Web link]