Banks Renewables have announced that they have withdrawn their application for the Killington wind farm. This means that there will be no Public Inquiry (PI), and it is the end of this application.
The Dales Gateway Group, which STAK supported, had put together a strong case for the PI and we were confident of succeeding. The PI would, in fact, have been an opportunity for all the evidence to be properly tested and could have put an end to the wind farm for good.
Banks have cited ‘political uncertainty’ and among reasons the for withdrawing . This link to their Press Release gives more information http://renews.biz/69324/banks-kills-killington/
One factor that Banks always ignore is that their so-called letters of support are not letters at all, but just signed pro-formas garnered in towns such as Kendal, Grange and Ulverston. In contrast, virtually all the letters of objection were individually written.
Many people have given thousands of hours of unpaid time to fight this wind farm. It has been a David and Goliath battle we felt compelled to fight to protect our cherished landscape.
Our legal team included a barrister and three expert witnesses, so we have already incurred substantial costs. We will now be assessing what the future situation is likely to be, and will keep you updated as soon as we know more.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those of you who have so generously supported us with donations.