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Applicant/Operator Mr Jim Dent
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Eden District Council
Planning Authority Reference 15/0093
Number of Turbines 2
Power per Turbine 0.225MW
Turbine Height 45m
Position 54° 39' 36" N, 2° 53' 56" WLatitude: 54.659983268576
Longitude: -2.8988138227449
OS Grid Reference
Wind Farm Status Proposal defeated
Parliamentary Constituency Penrith and the Border

The application was refused by Eden District Council under delegated powers on 9th July 2015 for the following reasons

1) The proposed turbines, by virtue of their scale and siting in attractive open countryside, would have a significant adverse and unacceptable level of harm on the character of the landscape and the visual amenity of the area contrary

2) The proposal has failed to address the planning impacts identified by affected local communities and fails to have their backing contrary to the Written Statement made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Greg Clark) on 18 Jun 2015

This application is close to the site of the proposed Berrier Hill Wind Farm which was turned down by the Secretary of State after a public enquiry in 2010 after widespread opposition.

During the pre-applicaton consultation phase of this application objections were received from Mungrisdale, Dacre, Greystoke and Hutton Parish Councils. Concerns were also raised by the Lake District National Park. The site is only 1.8km from the LDNP boundary.

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