Carlisle City Council agreed to grant permission to Renewable Energy Generation Limited, the UK renewable energy group, for the 12MW project in June. The planning went to appeal. Planning permission has now been issued and, subject to the statutory six week legal challenge period, the project will begin construction in 2015.
Andrew Whalley, chief executive officer said: "We are pleased to note that Carlisle City Council's decision, taken in line with the planning officer's advice, has been upheld by DCLG. Hallburn is one of REG's largest UK onshore wind projects and as well as providing around 30GWh of green energy per annum will also bring much needed benefits to the local community."
Renewable Energy Generation Ltd is an AIM listed renewable energy group. Its main business is the development, construction and operation of wind farms and generating power from refined used cooking oil.
REG Windpower, based in Truro, Bath and Guildford, currently operates 11 wind projects in Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Gwynedd, with a total capacity of 34.7MW as well as 3 projects on behalf of its partner BlackRock totalling 28MW. REG Bio-Power UK Ltd: based in Nottingham, UK: it operates electricity generation plant powered by fuel recovered from used cooking oil. Headquartered in Jersey, REG was admitted to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange, in May 2005.
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