Brayton Park

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Brayton Park
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Applicant/Operator DistGen Ltd
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Allerdale Borough Council
Planning Authority Reference 2/2011/0973
Number of Turbines 1
Power per Turbine 0.5MW
Turbine Height 47m
Position 54° 46' 22" N, 3° 17' 41" WLatitude: 54.7726404
Longitude: -3.2947023
OS Grid Reference NY 173428
Wind Farm Status Operational
Parliamentary Constituency Tony Cunningham MP
Campaigner Boltons FORCE &Westnewton Action Group

A turbine was first applied for on this site in 2010. The original application can still be viewed on the Allerdale website - ref -2/2010/0370.  It was refused by Allerdale's Development Panel but eventually granted permission on appeal.  However, instead of going ahead with the original proposal, DistGen have now decided to reapply for a different type of turbine.  It is more powerful than the orignial 300kw model but DistGen say there will be no increase in overall height although it is wider at the base and top.  The reason given for the change of model is that it will allow for the possibility of expansion at Brayton Mill.

Update. The second application was again won on appeal (May 2013) http://www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/fscdav/READONLY?OBJ=COO.2036.300.12.6153468&NAME=/Decision.pdf