A new meteorological (met) mast, approved by South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee on September 26th, will provide valuable communications support for a Mountain Rescue team.
The planning application submitted by RWE npower renewables for two new met masts included a proposal to upgrade the radio equipment used by Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team. The team currently use the existing existing wind farm’s mast to help with their communication.
The renewable energy firm is delighted, having worked with the local charity for the past twenty years.
Chris Gainey from RWE npower renewables said:
"It is excellent news that the application has been approved. We are particularly pleased for Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue who have come to rely on the existing mast for their radio equipment. The consent for our new masts means the local charity will have an increased communication range for at least the next 18 months, making it safer for local people and tourists alike"
"We will continue to work with the local charity and have agreed to replace their radio equipment with a more modern system. We recognise the important role this charity plays in the local community and during the next 18 months, will continue to consider our options with the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team's interest right at the forefront of our planning.”
For more information on Kirkby Moor wind farm, please visit:
www.npower-renewables.com/kirkbymoor or email email@example.com.
Ffion Davies, PR Officer, RWE npower renewables
T 01793 474 192
Amy Bodey, PR Officer, RWE npower renewables
T 01793 474 259