Scout Moor Wind Farm Expansion Approved

By Cllr Ian Bevan

Scout Moor Wind Farm

Scout Moor Wind Farm

I am disappointed to report tonight that plans to build an extra 16 wind turbines at the Scout Moor wind farm above Ramsbottom have been approved by Rossendale Borough Council.

Peel Energy and United Utilities had submitted the joint venture to build 13 115-metre turbines and three 100-metre turbines at Scout Moor and tonight Rossendale Borough Council’s development control committee voted to approve the plans – with five councillors voting in favour and two against.

Several Ramsbottom groups, including Edenfield Village Residents’ Association, the Holcombe Society, your local Councillors and Bury North MP, David Nuttall, had opposed the plans and campaigned against the proposals.