A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views. The wind farm on Kirkby Moor on the Furness peninsula in Cumbria would be the first large one to be taken down since they began appearing around Britain in 1991. South Lakeland district council refused an application by the wind farm operator to keep the turbines operating for another ten years until 2027. Under the original planning permission, granted in 1992, the turbines have to be removed by August 26 next year. The council’s decision follows a campaign by the Friends of the Lake District (FLD) and the Open Spaces Society (OSS), which argued that the turbines blighted views from within the Lake District National Park.
Times 7th Dec 2017 read more »
Scottish onshore wind could be allowed into CfD auctions. Government has applied for permission from Brussels to allow onshore wind farms to compete for subsidies.
Utility Week 6th Dec 2017 read more »