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Controversy over Lake District wind turbine plans

The idea to replace 12 wind turbines on Kirkby Moor in South Cumbria with 6 larger ones have met fierce opposition.

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Controversy over Lake District wind turbine plans

There are plans to replace the 12 turbines. Credit: ITV News

Plans to replace 12 wind turbines on Kirkby Moor in South Cumbria with 6 larger ones have met fierce opposition.

RWE Innogy says the 20-year old wind farm needs upgrading, but conservationists argue they will be too visible from the Lake District National Park.

They say the Site of Special Scientific Interest isn't right for the proposed new turbines.

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