Iggesund, Siddick

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Iggesund, Siddick
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Applicant/Operator Iggesund Paperboard
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Allerdale Borough Council
Planning Authority Reference 2/2014/0737
Number of Turbines 3
Power per Turbine Up to 3MW
Turbine Height 110m
Position 54° 39' 43" N, 3° 32' 37" WLatitude: 54.66192876698
Longitude: -3.5436873388134
OS Grid Reference
Wind Farm Status Proposal defeated
Parliamentary Constituency
Campaigner FORCE

The plans attracted 144 letters of objection from people concerned about the cumulative impact of turbines in the area, their noise and visual impact and possible effects on wildlife.

Cumbria County Council, Workington council, Seaton Parish Council, Friends of Siddick Ponds, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the Butterfly Trust also objected.


Reasons for Refusal

1.The Local Planning Authority consider the County council, parish town council and local representation objection grounds relating to loss of amenity including cumulative visual impact, noise disturbance, harmful visual impact and shadow flicker from the proposed two turbines have not been satisfactorily addressed and their do not have the backing of the local community.

2. The proposal would result in significant adverse visual effects to the residential amenity of the occupiers of 2 and 3 Building Farm Close Seaton which are not outweighed by the potential benefits of the proposed wind turbines and the contribution it would make to meeting renewable energy and low carbon targets.

3. The local Planning Authority considers insufficient evidence has been submitted to demonstrate that the proposal would not cause an unacceptable noise disturbance to the amenity of residential properties in the locality of the site.