Casebook: Appeal Cases - Energy Development - Turbines accepted in varied lowland landscape

A proposal for three wind turbines on farmland in Cumbria's Solway Plain has been granted planning permission, with an inspector placing significant weight on the need to promote renewable energy.

The landscape featured a mix of lowland, ridges and valleys, undulating pasture, groups of trees, hedges and minor roads lying below the higher country of the Lake District. The inspector recognised that the wind farm would change some "well-loved views" across the plain. However, he considered that the turbines could be absorbed into the landscape.

DCS No: 100039105; Inspector: Keith Durrant; Written representations.

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