Banks submitted a new application to retain the monitoring mast, which had been up for over 2 years. SLDC planning committee REFUSED it on Sept 25th 2014. The mast has now been taken down!

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The Public Inquiry followed a 'calling-in' of the SLDC decision by the Secretary of State, on planning grounds, and it would have allowed a full, fair and balanced consideration of all the issues.  The call-in request was made jointly by Friends of Lake District, FELLS and Yorkshire Dales Society.     See panel for details. 

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On Jan. 30th SLDC planning committee had voted to APPROVE the proposal, going against the Planning Officer’s recommendation for refusal.

This was despite strong objections from Natural England, Cumbria County Council; Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority; Friends of the Lake District; Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Killington Wildlife Group; Yorkshire Dales Society; FELLS, and other organisations.

Nine local parishes had objected, as well as over 1,000 individual letters of objection sent to SLDC.

STAK’s website is intended to inform, support and represent all those in the local community together with other interested parties who share our concern about the impact that these turbines will have on the environment, livelihoods and ultimately social wellbeing of the region.

Banks Renewables propose to build 3 x 132m (433ft) turbines, the tallest ever built on land in the UK, dwarfing those at Lambrigg, on land next to Killington Lake (see site images).

It will be “David v Goliath” with local opposition volunteers, using their own expertise, manpower and funds against a company from entirely outside our area planning to make huge profits from subsidies at the expense of our local communities and beautiful landscape.

We have to convince the SLDC Planning Committee to refuse the application. If it is approved, we will have no appeal, the turbines will be built.

We need your help to show the depth of opposition within the local and wider community to prevent these enormous turbines being built and to halt the proliferation of turbines in this part of Cumbria.

They are a major threat to our whole way of life – you can help in stopping the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales becoming the UK’s “Windustrial” Estate.

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