Stephenson Halliday is delighted to report that the proposal for a 61m wind turbine adjacent to the Wax Lyrical Candle Factory at Lindal in Furness has been approved. The staff at Stephenson Halliday prepared and submitted the planning application to South Lakeland District Council in July 2012. The Council refused planning permission in December 2012 on landscape grounds. Planning staff at Stephenson Halliday subsequently prepared and submitted an appeal to the Secretary of State against the Council’s decision. The Inspector appointed to determine the appeal accepted that the significant benefits in providing clean, renewable energy to the Candle Factory outweighed the limited landscape impacts of the proposal and granted permission in December 2013.