19th January 2012 - The Developers (Bolsterstone Innovative Energy) have appealed against Carlisle City Council's refusal of planning consent for the erection of a single turbine of 100m (328ft).
This means that a Public Inquiry will be held where an Inspector appointed by The Secretary of State will hear evidence presented on behalf of the Council to the effect that planning permission should not be granted and from the appellant's representatives in support of the proposal. The Against Newlands Wind Farm Action Group has once again been made able to present evidence against the proposal.
Many of you will be familiar with the process from the 2008 application when the application for three turbines was rejected by the Inspector.
The Public Inqiury is set to be held at Carlisle Civic Centre on 29th May 2012 for a period of three days. Please attend where possible.
We need objection letters sent to the Planning Inspectorate before 24th February 2012 (anything later is disregarded). You can ask to speak at the Inquiry if you wish. Full details can be found on the 'How To Object' page in the menu to the left of this text.