Wind Turbines

Rory at Carwath Wind Turbine Demonstration People come to Cumbria for its wild and unspoilt landscape. Cumbria’s competitive advantage remains its rural beauty, and we must recognise that it is the protection of our landscape that will protect our economy. The construction of wind turbines will have a deep and long-term negative impact on our local economy, marring the landscape tourists come to see, and jeopardising the billion pounds a year the tourism industry brings to the area.

I am a vocal and active supporter of anti-wind turbine groups across the constituency. In every example I have come across, wind turbine applications have been directly against the expressed interests of the majority of residents in the area. This is their landscape, their community, and they should be able to determine, except in the most extreme circumstances, the future and nature of their locality. My hope therefore, is that we can as Cumbrians harness the strength of our opposition and highlight the importance of our landscape to our economy and our lives, and stop trying to force such developments through.

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RORY STEWART MP: “CUMBRIAN CAMPAIGN HAS LED TO WIND SUBSIDIES BAN“

Rory Stewart MP has today praised and thanked the hundreds of community activists in Penrith and The Border who have supported his long-standing campaign to remove all subsidies on new onshore wind turbines, and to continue to keep his constituency – and north Cumbria – a turbine-free zone. Since election in 2010, Rory has helped […]

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RORY STEWART MP RALLIES EDEN COMMUNITIES IN WIND TURBINE MINIMUM DISTANCE CAMPAIGN

Local MP and anti-wind turbine activist Rory Stewart on Saturday joined locals and representatives of a number of North Cumbrian anti-wind turbine groups at a public meeting in Armathwaite, to reinforce his support in fighting commercial wind turbine developments in the Eden Valley and along the A6/M6 corridor and to propose that minimum distance legislation be adopted […]

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Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Petition

As part of his ongoing campaign to ensure that north Cumbria remains free of inappropriate wind-turbines, Rory has written to Cumbrian District Councils, pressing them to adopt the essential features of the Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) Bill which was formerly being carried through the House of Lords by sponsor Lord Reay, until his unexpected death […]

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RORY STEWART MP CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN FOR MINIMUM DISTANCE OF WIND TURBINES

Rory Stewart MP, as part of his ongoing campaign to ensure that north Cumbria remains free of inappropriate wind-turbines, is pressing Cumbrian District Councils to adopt the essential features of the Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) Bill which was formerly being carried through the House of Lords by sponsor Lord Reay until his […]

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RORY JOINS AINSTABLE COMMUNITY TO FIGHT WIND TURBINE

Local MP Rory Stewart met with Ainstable community representatives on Friday to see for himself the significant detrimental impact that a proposed wind turbine, application 14/0281, would have on the local landscape. The Ainstable Wind Turbine Action Campaign has the support of over 100 members, and the Penrith and the Border MP promised to offer any further […]

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RORY STEWART WELCOMES DECISION TO BLOCK WIND-TURBINE

Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart welcomed Secretary of State, Eric Pickles’ decision yesterday to accept his request to “call-in” the Killington wind-turbine application. This is the second success in a week for Rory’s campaign against wind-turbines in Penrith and Border, following the rejection, last week, of a turbine application at Orton. The Killington application would see […]

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RORY STEWART MP GATHERS ONE HUNDRED ANTI-TURBINE DEMONSTRATORS AT RAISGILL SITE

Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart and local Eden District Councillor Adrian Todd on Saturday gathered one hundred local protesters at the proposed site of a 70-metre wind turbine at Raisgill Hall – Eden District Council application 13/0917 – which, if built, would be visible for miles around, damaging pristine views of Orton Fell, the Howgills, […]

Rory at Carwath Wind Turbine Demonstration

RORY GATHERS HUNDREDS OF ANTI-TURBINE DEMONSTRATORS AT CARWATH SITE

  Rory on Saturday supported over two hundred local protestors at the proposed Carwath Wind Farm site, scene of application 2/2013/0227 to Allerdale Borough Council for the construction of three turbines of 115 metres in height, which if built could be viewed from the National Park, and across the whole Solway Plain. The local community […]

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We were nervous about the rally against wind turbines last Saturday. We worried that no-one would turn up, or that a crowd of hostile ‘antis’ would be bussed in to shout us down. But by eleven thirty, fifty yards north of the Scottish border, there were over two hundred people, well-wrapped against the cold. Two […]