Harrington Ling

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Applicant/Operator Earthmill Ltd/Mr Turnbull
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Eden District Council
Planning Authority Reference 13/0650
Number of Turbines 1
Power per Turbine 0.05MW
Turbine Height 34.5m
Position 54° 47' 5" N, 2° 49' 46" WLatitude: 54.784631
Longitude: -2.829566
OS Grid Reference x346747 Y543619
Wind Farm Status Application refused, Appeal dismissed
Parliamentary Constituency Penrith and the Border

The appeal was dismissed on 2nd Dec 2015 on the following grounds "I am not satisfied that the planning impacts identified by the affected local community have been addressed. The harmful effect of the proposal on landscape character and visual impact was raised by interested parties in letters of representation. I have found that the proposal would cause minor harm to local landscape character and would have a moderately harmful visual impact when seen from nearby vantage points." in accordance with the Written Ministerial Statement of June 2015.

The decision was appealed in May 2014 acp.planningportal.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspxThe decision is still awaited in Sept 2015.

An application for a turbine 46m to tip was refused at this site on the following grounds

In the absence of overriding justification, the proposed wind turbine is unacceptable by virtue of its scale, incongruous appearance and prominent siting in the open countryside leading to an unacceptable impact upon the visual amenity and landscape character of the area, contrary to the provisions of Eden Local Plan Saved Policy NE1 and policies CS1, CS16, CS18 and CS20 of the Eden Core Strategy.

This application is now recommended for approval at the Eden District Planning Committee meeting on January 16th 2014

Committee were minded to refuse in January - full refusal in February 2014