West House Farm Wind Turbine in Cumbria approved

Infinergy is delighted that the Planning Inspector has finally granted the appeal for its single 500kW turbine at West House Farm near Dearham and Maryport in Cumbria. It is Infinergy's 8th consent for a 500kW project.

Last year Allerdale Borough Council refused planning permission based on the visual impact concerns however the Inspector considered the impact to be "little".

Infinergy’s Project Manager Kari Clouston said: “This is fantastic news. Although the entire decision process has taken nearly two years, we are delighted with this positive result. Allerdale’s planning officer had initially recommended approval over a year ago, and so understandably we are pleased to see the Inspector agrees with the officer’s recommendation.”

He added: “In particular I am also relieved for the landowners. West House Farm is a dairy farm and in this day and age farming is a marginal business at best. For years the farm has been trying to diversify the use of their land. Apart from providing a secure income from the land lease, the wind turbine will make a huge contribution in reducing the farm’s carbon footprint.”

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