Moorside Farm

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Applicant/Operator Robbie Manchester
County Council Cumbria County Council
Planning Authority Allerdale Borough Council
Planning Authority Reference 2/2015/0148
Number of Turbines 1
Power per Turbine 0.5MW
Turbine Height 46.3m
Position 54° 42' 5" N, 3° 27' 57" WLatitude: 54.701479193879
Longitude: -3.4658871404504
OS Grid Reference
Wind Farm Status Application approved (after Appeal)
Parliamentary Constituency
Campaigner FORCE

The application was refused on 13th March 2015 on the following grounds:

"The proposed turbine, by virtue of its siting, scale and two blade design in close proximity to residential properties, is considered to have the potential for significant adverse impact upon visual amenity."

The proposed site is in tranquil undulating countryside and is close to trees and hedgerows. A substantial number of dwellings are within 800m of the site and it is close to several footpaths.

FORCE have objected to the proposal.

A summary of the issues is below:

• Unacceptable impact on residential amenity particularly with regard to properties within 800m of the application site contrary to policies S19 and S32 of the Allerdale Local Plan

• Unacceptable cumulative impact both in terms of the number of turbines visible in particular views and also the sequential cumulative impact as experienced by receptors travelling through the area contrary to policy S19 of the Allerdale Local Plan
'• Contrary to national and local planning policy – the agent has failed to demonstrate that the effects of the development can be made acceptable

• Deficiencies in the information provided - this relates particularly to the lack of a full cumulative impact assessment and also to the lack of reference to Local Plan policies 

National Air Traffic Services have also objected.

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