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To: Planning Inspector

Keep Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

We won!

In a decision that set a new national precedent, a government planning inspector granted permission to keep Kirkby Moor wind farm running until 2027.

Keep Kirkby Moor Wind Farm

We want the planning inspector to back a planning application to keep Kirkby Moor Wind Farm in South Cumbria in place until 2027.

Why is this important?

South Lakeland District Council in Cumbria turned down a planning application to keep an existing wind farm in place until 2027. The wind farm has been in place since 1993 and produces energy for 2,700 average homes every year. The decision on whether the planning application stands or whether the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm can stay in place for another nine years now rests with the planning inspector. THE DECISION WILL BE MADE AT AN INQUIRY IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR 2019.

Scientists have recently warned of catastrophic consequences for the planet if global temperatures rise by more than 1.5 degrees.We believe that everyone should play their part to prevent this increase, in particular through supporting renewable forms of energy.

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Reasons for signing

  • It makes sense to keep Kirkby Moor Wind Farm open. It also makes sense to me to open more wind farms. That's the way I want the British government to go - sustainable power, not fossil fuels and atomic energy.
  • Commonsense it’s a choice between filthy dirty toxic energy production or clean energy production I’d like to think that my children will be able to drink freshwater with my grandchildren when I’m gone
  • It seems ludicrous to rid ourselves of an already working wind farm's sustainable energy. We need more sustainable energy, not less. What on earth can be the reasoning behind this decision? Is it a sight that would earn more from fracking? If that could be a reason, then we are adding to climate change. Surely that would be the daftest idea and the most damaging.


2019-10-02 14:51:57 +0100

Petition is successful with 121,808 signatures

2018-11-25 16:56:23 +0000

100,000 signatures reached

2018-11-18 20:10:14 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2018-11-16 17:46:51 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2018-11-16 16:47:10 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2018-11-13 18:45:06 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-11-05 20:07:05 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-11-01 21:21:20 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-11-01 14:01:58 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-10-25 19:54:47 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-10-24 22:25:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-10-24 21:04:57 +0100

10 signatures reached