We are extremely pleased to report that Energiekontor UK Ltd have confirmed that they will not appeal the unanimous decision by Northumberland County Council’s Planning and Environment Committee to refuse permission for the proposed Belford Burn windfarm. Michael Briggs, Energiekontor’s project manager said, “I can confirm that we have decided to not appeal this planning refusal within the statutory six month window.”
Energiekontor have a further six month period in which they can submit a revised planning application, so we must not be complacent. However, they have now felt the full force of a locally-led campaign of opposition and, should they submit again, they can be sure that any revised scheme will meet with the same level of opposition and will, almost certainly, result in a further refusal by the planning authority.
MBAG would like to thank all its supporters for their generosity in time and donations, for the letters they wrote, the exhibitions and protest marches they attended, and much more, which has helped bring about this tremendous outcome in saving our beautiful area from further turbine blight.