Hay Close

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Applicant/Operator Reg Windpower
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Eden District Council
Planning Authority Reference 14/0637
Number of Turbines 4
Power per Turbine 2.6MW
Turbine Height Up to 130m
Position 54° 46' 5" N, 2° 51' 23" WLatitude: 54.767944
Longitude: -2.856274
OS Grid Reference
Wind Farm Status Proposal defeated
Parliamentary Constituency Penrith and the Border
Campaigner StopHAyCloseTurbines

Update Oct 2015. REG have withdrawn their appeal. 


The application was refused by committee on October16th. The committee room was full of objectors, those there for other applications had to be asked to leave. REG Windpower themselves however did not bother to attend or speak on behalf of the application. Despite this they have appealed the decision (29th June 2015) which will be an inquiry. acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx


The planning committee meeting to discuss this application will be held on October 16th. StopHayCloseTurbines group asks that as many supporters as possible attend this meeting. The planning department recommendation is to refuse.


Cumbria County Council have objected to the proposal. click here to see their report

"That an objection is raised due to adverse landscape, visual and cumulative effects which are not outweighed by the environmental benefits associated with the renewable energy generation and carbon savings which would arise from this scheme."



The application was submitted in July. It has been reduced to 4 turbines but these are now to be 130m high. For full details and to object go to 14/0637




A local group (Stop Hay Close turbines) is holding a public meeting to discuss this proposal on May 8th at 7.30pm at The Stoneybeck Inn. All locals welcome.


We have just heard about REG Windpower's plans for this site [1] It seems that six or seven homes will be within about 650m of the turbines and a further ten or so within 800m. We must not let this happen.

Two consultation days will take place; in Low Hesket Village Hall on Friday, May 16 from 2pm to 8pm and in Skelton Memorial Hall on May 17 from 10am to 2pm.