Hellrigg, Silloth

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Applicant/Operator RWE nPower renewables
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Allerdale Borough Council
Planning Authority Reference 2/2007/0076
Number of Turbines 4
Power per Turbine 2.3MW
Turbine Height 121m
Position 54° 51' 7" N, 3° 20' 48" WLatitude: 54.851812677472
Longitude: -3.3465385437012
OS Grid Reference NY 137 515
Wind Farm Status Operational
Parliamentary Constituency Workington
Campaigner Silloth on Solway Action Committee

 

OPERATIONAL

Planning application 2/2007/0076 for four 121 m high turbines was submitted to Allerdale Borough Council by RWE nPower renewables in January 2007. There were over 1000 objections to the proposals and, when the application was considered by the Allerdale Council Development Panel in December 2007, the Planning Officer’s report recommended refusal. Most members of the Panel agreed with the recommendation and, by a majority of 16:1, planning permission was refused (see the Council’s decision letter dated 20 December 2007).

The applicant appealed and a Public Inquiry was held in February 2009. The Planning Inspector’s decision letter, dated 11 May 2009, allowed the appeal and granted planning permission (see Allerdale Council news release dated 15 May 2009).  The turbines were erected during the summer of 2011 and are now operational.