Broughton Lodge

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Applicant/Operator Peel Energy
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Allerdale Borough Council
Planning Authority Reference 2/2009/0880
Number of Turbines 3
Power per Turbine 3MW
Turbine Height 125m
Position 54° 40' 55" N, 3° 27' 14" WLatitude: 54.681907843343
Longitude: -3.4540200233459
OS Grid Reference NY 073 329
Wind Farm Status Application refused, Appeal dismissed
Parliamentary Constituency Workington

 The planning application for this wind farm was submitted to Allerdale Borough Council in December 2009. The Council’s Planning Officer recommended refusal:-
     Planning Officer’s report
The Allerdale Development Panel refused planning permission on 24 February 2011 and the applicant appealed in July of that year. There was no Public Inquiry; the Appeal being considered on the basis of written representations. Following a site visit by the appointed Planning Inspector in November, the Appeal was dismissed on 23 December 2011.

     The Inspector’s decision letter explains the reasons for his decision.
Press reports:-
News & Star report of Planning Inspector’s decision published 28 December 2011
Comments by Tony Cunningham MP and Eddie Martin, Leader of Cumbria County Council (Times and Star 29 December 2011)

A comment from FORCE (Friends of Rural Cumbria's Environment) - see pages relating to High Pow, Little Waver, Lane Head, Weddicar

This is a landmark decision by the Planning Inspectorate.  The decision to refuse the appeal is based on cumulative impact and it does seem that, in this case, the Inspector finally paid some attention to the many letters of objection submitted by local residents.  This has so often not happened.  We hope that this is the sign of a more democratic attitude on the part of the Inspectorate because it is likely that many more Cumbrian cases will arrive there in the near future.  This is an important year for us all!