West Coast Energy Face Enquiry into English Wind Farm

8 September 2009 (Last Updated September 8th, 2009 18:30)

A public enquiry has begun over plans to build a nine-turbine wind farm in the UK, it has been revealed. The company behind the wind farm, West Coast Energy, announced plans to build the 102m wind turbines at Berrier Hill on the border of the picturesque Lake District, close to the vill

A public enquiry has begun over plans to build a nine-turbine wind farm in the UK, it has been revealed.

The company behind the wind farm, West Coast Energy, announced plans to build the 102m wind turbines at Berrier Hill on the border of the picturesque Lake District, close to the village of Greystoke.

The wind farm will generate enough energy for 130,000 people or 12,500 houses, according to the company.

But according to a BBC report, the farm faces fierce opposition from locals. Opponents have even established the Berrier Wind Farm Objection Group, who claim the wind farm will have a negative impact on tourism in the area.

Sam Crosby from West Coast Energy told the BBC that “there is always a dichotomy of views over wind farm developments,” before adding that the site is a ‘great’ spot for wind energy production.