A proposal for a wind farm at Hoddlesden Moss has been withdrawn.
I guess this is because the recommendation of council staff was to refuse it.
And I don’t have to guess that that was partly because of the biological interest of the West Pennine Moors SSSI.
And we know that pressure from locals over a period of many years, with a little bit of help from this blog and its readers helped NE to do the right thing.
Good! That’s what’s supposed to happen.
Previous blogs on the West Pennine Moors: Natural England seem to have forgotten the West Pennine moors, 2 April 2015; West Pennine Moors, 12 June 2015; West Pennine Moors Again, 22 June 2015; Dear Natural England, 22 June 2015; Fair do’s, 22 June 2015; Gate Zero and the West Pennine Moors, 21 September 2015; What the frack? West Pennine Moors, 28 September 2015; A barn of special scientific interest? West Pennine Moors, 28 September 2015; West Pennine Moors complaint to NE over their response, 28 September 2015; Gate Zero and the West Pennine Moors, 5 October 2015, News: West Pennine Moors heading for notification, 20 January 2016, West Pennine Moors, 10 October 2016.
Meanwhile, here in Donana, I am discovering that the rain in Spain does not restrict itself to the plain.