Representatives from the council explained the reasoning behind refusing to extend the lifespan of the windfarm and were supported by local residents.

Their argument focussed on the lack of public consent from the local community for the continuation of the windfarm.

They also focused on the harm caused to the surrounding area according to an environmental impact study.

The dismissed the claims of more jobs being created at the windfarms as only a short term temporary benefit.

They concluded the area would be enhanced by the removal of the windfarm.

Kirkby Moor Protectors, a local organisation supporting the council highlighted the offshore windfarm already present off the coast of Barrow which supplies energy for far more homes than Kirkby Moor