Moor Park Farm, Thurstonfield

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Moor Park Farm, Thurstonfield
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Applicant/Operator Mr Paul Swainson
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Carlisle City Council
Planning Authority Reference 14/0612
Number of Turbines 1
Power per Turbine 0.5MW
Turbine Height 86.5m
Position 54° 54' 19" N, 3° 3' 37" WLatitude: 54.905406543398
Longitude: -3.0602533440976
OS Grid Reference
Wind Farm Status Application refused, Appeal dismissed
Parliamentary Constituency

This application is for an 800kW turbine derated to 500kW. This practice is designed to take advantage of higher feed in tariffs available for the lower powered turbines but is not in the spirit of maximising the production of renewable energy that the tariffs were designed for. 

It is 500m from the nearest residential property, 830m from Thurstonfield Lough (SSSI), 2km from the Solway Coast AONB and 1.8km from the Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site.

Its presence would add to the cumulative impact of the other turbines in the area.

Further details and to comment see

The application was recommended for refusal by Carlisle Planning services and refused by the Committee on 16/1/15