A national body opposing windfarms wil be launched in London today and events supporting it will be held across the UK including in Cumbria. More than 30 wind energy schemes have already been consented in the county and a further 45 have been proposed.
More than 15 opposition groups have been created in Cumbria against wind turbines. Representatives and supporters of wind turbine opposition groups from across Cumbria have met county councillors in Kendal to restate their opposition to win farms.
One protester, Marion Fitzgerald from Allerdale says:
The County Council have responded to the protesters Councillor Cllr Tim Knowles, Cabinet member responsible for environment said in a statement:
A scheme currently under consultation is near the village of Kilington. There are proposals to built 5 turbines to the existing Lambrigg windfarm just off the M6. Banks Renewables explained why the site is ideal.
But here there are also people objecting to the plans, Mr Edwards says he has many concerns about windfarms in Cumbria: