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Articles > 2010

Berrier Hill Wind Farm
The BBC reported Tuesday 29th June 2010 that:

A decision to block a planned wind farm on the edge of the Lake District has been upheld by the government.

West Coast Energy appealed against a decision by Eden District Council to refuse permission for nine turbines near the village of Greystoke. The council said the 334ft (102m) turbines at Berrier Hill would blight the ‘unique local landscape.’

The company said it was disappointed at the government's decision and would review its options for the area.

Opponents to the wind farm included mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, who claimed the development would have diminished the ‘iconic’ view to and from Blencathra.

The Society, at its sixth Annual General Meeting unanimously agreed to voice its opposition to this scheme and our chairman subsequently gave evidence on the Society's behalf at the public enquiry.

Peter Linney