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Lambrigg

United Kingdom

Lambrigg Wind farm can be seen from Junction 37 of the M6, adjacent to Lambrigg Fell, a grassy moorland just outside of Kendal in Cumbria.


Installed Capacity

6.5MW

No. of turbines

5

Turbine type

Siemens Bonus B62 1300

Hub height

43m

Blade length

30m

Expected P50 energy yield

10.4GWh

Annual house-hold power equivalent

2,527 homes*

Application to extend the operational life of Lambrigg Wind Farm

Ventient Energy intends to submit a planning application to extend the operational life of Lambrigg Wind Farm to 2034. Lambrigg Wind Farm comprises 5 wind turbines each rated at 1.3 MW with an overall site capacity of 6.5 MW. The wind farm has been operational since September 2000. No changes are proposed to any physical elements of the wind farm, all of which would continue to operate as they have done since 2000.

What is the application?

The existing planning consent for the wind farm is due to expire in July 2024. A comprehensive range of assessments has demonstrated the technical capability of the wind farm to operate safely and efficiently throughout the proposed extended period. Therefore, Ventient Energy wishes to secure planning consent to operate the wind farm for a longer period of time.

Extending the operational life of Lambrigg Wind Farm presents a significant opportunity to continue to generate enough clean electricity to supply around 2,527 homes every year, contribute to the energy transition for a cleaner and healthier future for everyone, and support the wellbeing of local communities through the wind farm’s Community Benefit Fund.

The operation of the wind farm involves the work of three technicians employed full time and numerous contractors who make use of the local services during their visits to the site.

what are the next steps?

An Environmental Impact Assessment screening request is being submitted to South Lakeland District Council. Ongoing dialogue with the Council’s planning department and where relevant, consultees, will inform the scope of the forthcoming planning application.

how can i find out more information?

Further information on the process of submission of the application will be made available on this page.

Any questions relating to the life extension application should be directed to WindFarms@ventientenergy.com


When it opened in September 2000, Lambrigg was the largest wind farm to be built in England since 1993 and each of the 5 turbines were named after school children from nearby Old Hutton and Grayrigg Primary schools. As well as being a wind farm Lambrigg, is also used for sheep farming. Lambrigg’s underground cables feed the electricity generated via an on-site substation to an existing local grid connection.

The 5 turbines, each rated at 1.3MW, give the site an installed capacity of 6.5MW and generate enough energy to power 2,527 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

Lambrigg Wind Farm is close to a number of small communities including New Hutton (pop. 348), Grayrigg (242) and Docker (260). The wind farm’s community fund is administered by the New Hutton Parish Council and Parish Meetings at Grayrigg, Docker and Lambrigg. In recent years, support has been given to a wide variety of projects including providing outdoor play equipment for Old Hutton Pre-school and Playgroup, funding new computers and a kitchen extension for the New Hutton Institute and providing additional chairs and tables for St Stephen’s Church.

Any questions relating to this wind farm should be directed to: windfarms@ventientenergy.com

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 2,527 homes.

^Typical Domestic Consumption Values from Ofgem. Electricity: Profile Class 2 Medium 4.2MWh

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