Company behind West Cumbria wind farm admits breaking planning rules
Last updated at 13:00, Friday, 25 January 2013
An energy company building wind turbines has admitted breaking planning conditions by driving lorries through villages near Cockermouth.
Renewable Energy Solutions admitted entering villages in the Tallentire area on three occasions which is against planning conditions set out at an appeal in 2010.
The company, which is constructing six 328ft high turbines at Tallentire Hill, said the lorries entered the villages by mistake and apologised to residents.
Rachel Anderson, community relations manager for RES, said: “During the construction of Tallentire wind farm there have been three instances where vehicles working on the wind farm have entered villages in the surrounding area.
“On one of these occasions when work was taking place on a water supply we actively placed water tankers in two villages so we could respond immediately should any problems arise.
“In the other two instances the vehicles entered the village by mistake and with each of these RES has immediately taken action and kept local community representatives and the council fully informed.”
Allerdale council said it was aware of one incident and had been informed by RES.
Kevin Kerrigan, council head of development services, added: “If we were to receive further complaints regarding this we would then look at taking legal action.”
A community liaison group meeting was held on Tuesday where RES said they would look for permission from Cumbria County Council to install temporary signs at the exits to villages along the A595.
A dry run in installing the wind turbines took place yesterday where an empty lorry, simulating the longest part of the turbine, was transported along a route to the site. The lorry was accompanied by RES staff.
First published at 12:54, Friday, 25 January 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
Have your say
seen there breaking the planning rules i would tell them to remove the structures and get off the site in question.give these guys an inch and thell take a mile.
Make your comment
- Russell Brand challenged to meet Barrow Trident workers
- BAE boss bullish about yard's future
- New jobs as Cumbrian firm builds device to harness wave power
- Skills gap not down to salary concerns
- Live computer hacking to feature at conference
- £16m cash injection for Lakeland
- David Cameron: 'Cumbria leading the way'
- New event will showcase cutting-edge robotics tech
- Leisure firm merger means big plans for Cumbria
- Eamonn Holmes and Sky News broadcasting live from Carlisle
- Hotel's new owners to bring Chinese tourists to Cumbria
- John Lewis gets online sales boost
- New managing director for Penrith-based PFK
- Work to start next week on first phase of Ulverston drugs giant’s £350m development (4 comments)
- £3.5m grant for M-Sport after controversial plans approved (1 comment)
- New backer offers Carlisle United cash lifeline (13 comments)
- Elected mayor for Cumbria campaign launched
- Keith Lemon, escaped monkeys and speedy sheep: Cumbria's quirkiest news stories in 2014
- Cumbrian schools contest to find leaders of tomorrow
- Cumbrian appointed NW Institute of Directors chairman
- ‘Magnificent’ students earn surprise plaudits
- Firm celebrating success of trainee degree scheme
- Learn about how media giant moved to the north
- Strong show of ewes helped trading at mart exceed expectations
- Leading Cumbria export firm tells public story of its success