Allerdale Borough Council v. Cumbria Wind Farms Ltd. (Planning Inspector Decision, 2000)
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Side A: Allerdale BC (Government)
Side B: Cumbria Wind Farms Ltd (Corporation)
Appeal of local council decision denying planning permission for wind turbines
Cumbria Wind Farms Ltd. appealed local council decision refusing planning permission for the erection of six wind turbines near a national park. The Planning Inspector affirmed the local council's decision, concluding that the adverse visual effects in this particular case outweigh the need for renewable energy. Although the proposal tangibly contributes to the government's targets for renewable energy production and for the reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases, its harm to the local landscape is unacceptable.