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Cumbria Wind Energy SPD

Eden District Council, Cumbria County Council and the local planning authorities in Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland, South Lakeland and the Lake District National Park have produced guidance to help decide where wind farms might be built.

Why do we need guidance on wind farms?

Wind farms are becoming part of our landscape. Their numbers across Cumbria and the country have grown substantially over the last ten years. As the Government wants the UK to generate more of its energy from sustainable sources, to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and combat climate change, the trend is likely to continue.

How has the guidance been produced?

Public consultation was carried out in Autumn 2006. We had a very positive response to this and 529 issues were raised by 151 organisations and individuals. The comments we received and the resulting changes made to the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are summarised in the Statement of Consultation Responses document.

Adopting the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

The revised SPD was adopted by Allerdale, Copeland, Cumbria County, Eden, South Lakeland and the Lake District National Park Authority between September and December 2007. As part of the formal adoption process, Adoption Statements need to be published along with the SPD.

Where is the SPD available?

The Adopted SPD can be downloaded below, along with its associated consultation information and other documents. If you would like to purchase a copy of the adopted document (£15), or the associated documents (£5 each), please send a cheque, made payable to Eden District Council, to the Planning Policy Section, Mansion House, Penrith, CA11 7YG.

Paper copies of the documents are available at Alston, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and Shap. It is still possible to view the draft documents and comments received during the production of the Cumbria Wind Energy SPD. See the list of background documents for the SPD

Warning: Some of the files below are large documents and may take a long time to download.

For further information:

  • Contact: Planning Policy
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith CA11 7YG
  • Email: loc.plan@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Fax: 01768 890732
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