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Cumbria Wind Energy SPD

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The Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was produced in partnership with Cumbrian Local Authorities and formally adopted by the local planning authorities in Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland and the Lake District National Park. It provides locational guidance for wind farm developments. This SPD was adopted in January 2008.

The Adopted SPD can be downloaded below, along with its associated consultation and other documents.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document (£15.00) or the associated documents comprising the Statement of Consultation Responses, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal (£7.50) please send a cheque made payable to Cumbria County Council to Hazel Hayton Swindle, Cumbria County Council, County Offices, Kendal, LA9 4RQ.

Hard copies of the document are available in all Cumbrian libraries and the main offices of the Local Planning Authorities.

Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document:

Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document Part 1

Cumbria Wind Energy Supplementary Planning Document Part 2

Map 1 Wind Speeds

Map 2 Wind Energy Development Sites

Map 3 Special Areas of Conservation

Map 4 Special Protection Areas

Map 5 RAMSAR Sites

Map 6 Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Map 7 Landscape Character Assessment

Map 8 Landscape Capacity Assessment

Statement of Consultation Responses

List of Consultees

Sustainability Appraisal - Final Report

Habitats Regulations Assessment


Consultation Documents Autumn 2006 - Copies of the consultation draft documents can be downloaded from the Cumbria County Council website.

Adoption Statements:

South Lakeland District Adoption Statement

Lake District National Park Authority Adoption Statement

Eden District Council Adoption Statement

Copeland Borough Council Adoption Statement

Allerdale Borough Council Adoption Statement

Carlisle City Council Adoption Statement


This information is also contained on the website of each of the local planning authority that has adopted the SPD:

Cumbria County Council

Allerdale Borough Council

Carlisle City Council

Eden District Council

Lake District National Park Authority

South Lakeland District Council