Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Thin End of the Wedge?
Here's a link to the news which I heard today on local radio .http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/9406498.Kirkstone_Pass_Inn_wind_turbine_application_gets_go_ahead/ As you can see, there were mitigating circumstance's put forward by the current landlord. But I would suggest this application was rather low key, I listen to local radio whenever I'm in the car and I can't remember hearing anything about this until this week. The Wind Turbines are to be 15metres high, I guess these will be very visible from Red Screes, and to a lesser extent from elsewhere. The pub and the car park (Nat Trust) are in some peoples minds an eyesore anyway. Perhaps of more concern, as far as I'm aware, other than odd turbines on individual properties, these are the first free standing turbines in the LDNP. How long before the slate mine at Honister puts in an application? A sad day for the Lakes I think.