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We are delighted that Lancaster City Council’s planning committee yesterday (Monday) unanimously refused the third application from Community Windpower Ltd for wind turbines on Claughton and Whit Moor, Lancashire.
The application was to erect 10 wind turbines on common land in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We backed Stop Claughton Turbines and many other objectors to the scheme. The original plan was for 20 turbines, which was rejected by the council, then for 13 and then for 10.
The hillside is in the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is common land and open country where people have the right to walk. It is the wrong place for a wind factory.
We congratulate Lancaster’s planning committee for its robust rejection of this development and trust that this will now be the end of it.