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Residents receive wind turbine apology

Wind turbine at Oughterside Credit: ITV Border

Residents in Oughterside near Aspatria have received an apology from Allerdale Council after a wind turbine was put up close to their homes.

Nineteen objections to its location were ignored during the planning process. Chief Executive Ian Frost has apologised for faults made during the planning process. A public apology will be read out at a meeting of the Development Panel in Workington today.


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.

Plans for 15 wind turbines submitted

Plans for 15 new wind turbines have been submitted in the Borders Credit: ITV News Border

Plans to build 15 new wind turbines in the Scottish Borders have been submitted for consultation.

The renewable energy company, Banks Renewable, has asked for permission to build the wind farm at Birneyknowe between Hawick and Bonchester Bridge.

The company has been consulting with locals for almost two years.

It claims the turbines could be worth about £300,000 a year to local communities if they're given the go ahead.


Public enquiry for wind turbine plans

Plans to build the biggest wind turbines in Cumbria will have to be debated at a public inquiry.

The Government has decided that the issue is so sensitive that the final decision can no longer rest with councillors in South Lakeland, who had originally approved the scheme.

If they finally go ahead the turbines would be built in a strip of land between two national parks.

Tim Backshall reports.

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