Windfarm application now ‘live’

Wind TurbineBanks Renewables Ltd have now submitted a formal planning application for five industrial-scale wind turbines at Windy Bank, the site that borders the road we all use along the top of Hamsterley Forest.

The planning application title is CMA/6/48 for five no. turbines to the north of the village of Woodland

You can view the application either online within the Durham County Council website at:

or in hard copy at the council offices in either Barnard Castle or Crook.  No appointment is necessary.

You can also register your opinions by emailing or ringing Grant Folley – the Senior Planning Officer at DCC who is dealing with the application. His email address is, and his phone number is 0191 383 4097.

If you would like further information about the key issues the local opposition group, HUGAG (the Hamsterley & Upper Gaunless Action Group) can supply it.  They are online at and can be emailed at

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