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Update - Lumby turbine appeal

Update - 12 October - Secretary of State advises that the decision will be announced on or before 21 December 2015.

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Examples of previous appeal decisions made are as follows

Nigel Adams MP with an EWT500 turbine of the type proposed near Lumby.

“I have been very impressed with the quality of work done by the village in putting their evidence to the Planning Inspectorate. The location is in Green Belt and this is just one of the strong reasons why Selby Council refused this application. This Government attaches great importance to the protection of the Green Belt. I am pleased that an Inspector has been appointed and that she will be visiting the site shortly.

I will continue to take a close interest in the progress of the appeal.”

Nigel Adams MP

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Summary of the application and its history

EWT 500 with Drax

It would require 20,000 turbines of this size to generate the average power output from Drax.

Drax generates when required BUT turbines only when the wind blows - turbines cannot be relied upon to supply when needed.

If a farm turbine of this size feeds half the power into the grid and consumes the rest the average price of power going into the grid will be £301.90 per MWHr - about 6 times as much as paid to Drax.  #

Wind turbines put electricity prices up, because subsidy costs are added into bills.

# At FIT rates applicable from 1 April 2015.

Reference information

Cunnane appeal submission

Nigel Adams statement

Government gets tough on protecting Green Belt

Green Belt guidance