Second Garstang giant turbine plan moves closer

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THE possiblity of a second wind turbine near Dewlay’s tower has come closer.

Lancaster-based turbine developer Wind Direct, which built the Dewlay tower and which is now working with neighbouring landowner Walter Parkinson of Cross House Farm, says it is planning to consult local residents over the second turbine idea soon.

Details of the latest turbine moves at Kirkland came at the same time as The Courier learned of another twist in the long-running legal tussle over plans for two turbines at Eagland Hill.

At Eagland Hill developer REG Windpower has won permission on appeal for two giant turbines, and won a legal appeal challenge following efforts by the Eagland Hill Action Group to quash the approval.

Now EHAG member Stephen Hargreaves is bidding to be allowed to lodge another appeal overturning the original go-ahead.

Matt Olley, development manager for REG, said: “This is an enormously frustrating delay.”

Regarding the Cross House Farm turbine idea, Wind Direct spokeswoman Nicola Mortimer said: “We are still looking into the feasibility of the project, and it is currently our expectation consult with the public toward the end of September.”

She said she hoped local people would make their views known on the possibilty of another turbine at Kirkland via The Courier.

* Feature link to this story, page seven.

* Dewlay’s green fund launch, page three.