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Go-ahead for giant wind turbine despite protests and Cumbrian council rejection

A giant turbine nearly as big as the tower of Big Ben will be built on the outskirts of Workington despite 800 protesters opposing it and the council turning it down.

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whats all the fuss about a windmill, why are people not complaining about the smell from the sewerage works on the main road that is something worth twining about!!!!!

Posted by albert on 23 September 2012 at 19:05

well what do you expect! cameron ( tory )business people,the goverments brown nose brigade. thell do anything to ruine ordinary peoples lives. the countries country side is awash with junk metal wind turbines,thats suposed to reduce peoples electric bills,honestly can anyone tell me there electric bills cheaper!in the Flimby/ workington area? anymore turbines in the flimby area will be an insult to the poor families who live and work in that area.who have to put up with the inconsideration.

Posted by robert on 23 September 2012 at 13:52

How can this be a democratic decision? 800 objections and and following a council planning hearing that rejects the proposal how can the views of one individual(goverment planning inspector) over rule local sentiment. This is a flawed inefficient technology heavily subsidised by the goverment and with subsidies due to be withdrawn before 2015 it is ecconomic maddness.
Money talks "percieved local benifits are tantamount to nothing more than a bribe in order for developers to get there own way

Posted by Don on 22 September 2012 at 22:56

Typical evil mcbad. The only way that the decision would have been over turned was if the *labour* council had incorrectly determined the application. It's called the 'rule of law', it applies to all government bodies since the Magna Carta.

Posted by Bob on 21 September 2012 at 18:59

Why didnt they add one more windmill to the Massive wind farm out at sea and tap into the cable that runs ashore very close to the plant ?

This country needs an energy policy that has joined up thinking not one off generation.

Posted by John on 21 September 2012 at 10:25

wind farms seem to be the new 'travelers', everyone knows that they have to go somewhere but don't want them on their doors step. You need to realise that these things are going to crop up all over the place, and digging your heels in and kicking up a stink will only prolong the agony. Get with the times, get real, get green.

Posted by j scone on 21 September 2012 at 10:08

Locals don't want it, the local council has ruled against it, yet it still gets the go ahead.

So much for Tory localism.

Posted by Evil McBad on 21 September 2012 at 09:02

because we are a rural area we do not have the streanth in numbers to rase a big enough protest.a high profile person such as
sir chris bonnington is needed to help.
two "windmills " were built is the small village of cargo, i have never seen a blade turn!!!

Posted by mike patrickson on 21 September 2012 at 07:41

Well, there's a surprise. when business wants something to happen they will be backed to the hilt by Government. What chance does any council decision on the underground waste dump (possibly as big as Carlisle) being stopped? Big business do not want the dump in the safest geology of the London clay basin, so where do you think it will be located.... You now have the answer.

Posted by orange peel on 21 September 2012 at 06:25

The only answer is politics - we have local elections coming up next year. We must get out and campaign against any of politicians who have supported this lunacy. If enough of them lose their seats we will see our lords and masters at Westminster changing their minds sharpish.
By the way, it is Lib-Dems who are dictating energy policy - it was part of the coalition deal that they should have control of energy policy. No wonder it is a mess!

Posted by Bill on 21 September 2012 at 01:28

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