08 November 2012
OPPONENTS of five giant wind turbines in Furness say the proposed windfarm would ruin their lives.
Residents living just a few hundred metres from the site of the planned 99.5m (326ft) structures criticised tactics used by energy companies in a bid to get their planning application approved.
A joint application for the 11.5MW wind farm was submitted to South Lakeland District Council and Barrow Borough Council by Infinergy and Baywind Energy Co-operative.
SLDC planners have acknowledged more than 300 letters of support – but residents near the site in Pennington say the majority have come from outside the South Lakes area.