KWESP Killington Wind Energy Support Project.
This is a short term project to support the proposals for a wind farm at Killington. You can see the proposal at this site.
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LATEST NEWS ON PLANNING COMMITTEE DATE (UPDATED 30th January)
The Planning Committee voted to accept the proposal to build a wind farm at Killington. The debate was long with many views from both sides and some good presentations representing a range of positions. We are pleased that climate change was accepted as a significant factor in making the final decision. Many thanks to everyone who helped secure this position.
JANUARY 20th Flashmob. On January 20th we will performed a “Flash Mob” event in support of wind power in Kendal Market Place. See the video here.
It is also important to be aware the report “Cumbria Renewable Energy Capacity and Deployment Study” by an independent group August 2011. This is a significant report which is all too rarely mentioned. Visit it by clicking on the link.
You can e-mail a letter to Mark Shipman (planner at sldc) at : firstname.lastname@example.org Or write to : Mark Shipman Planning Officer, SLDC, Lowther Street, Kendal. LA9 4DQ RE : application reference SL/2012/0845
In your letter you may wish to cover the following topics:
- The need for onshore wind farms to reduce carbon emissions and to provide a secure and affordable source of energy.
- Why you think the Killington Wind Farm is in a good location e.g. by a motorway, away from houses, outside protected areas
- Your views on the visual impact of turbines on the landscape
- Your views on the social, economic and environmental benefits of the Killington wind farm.