The Public Inquiry into whether the Wind Farm at Scout Moor should be allowed to expand is scheduled to start on Tuesday 11th October and last for eight days. It will be held at Rossendale Borough Council’s offices at Futures Park, Bacup with a 10am start.
Rossendale Borough Council granted planning permission for 14 turbines on 1 September, 2015. Rochdale Council further supported the proposals for two turbines within its area on 21 September, 2015.
As your local Councillors, we objected to the proposals at the time, but as the wind turbines are not within Bury Council’s boundaries, we had no say in the decision.
In December 2015, the project was called in by the Secretary of State which means that the future of the scheme will now be determined after the public inquiry this week.
We will keep you up to date with developments.