Wax Lyrical: British Manufacturing, Exports & Energy

Wax Lyrical based at Lindal in Furness is the biggest candle manufacturer in the UK, and competes in the international market, with overseas sales forming a significant part of the business.

The production of candles is an energy intensive process and electricity is needed at the factory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year. Consequently energy is a significant part of their costs.

Stephenson Halliday Ltd secured planning permission for a wind turbine on land adjacent to the factory on appeal following refusal of the planning application by South Lakeland District Council. The turbine is now in the process of construction. On completion, the supply of electricity from the turbine can be made at a rate below existing market costs. This will immediately reduce manufacturing costs and in the longer term provide a ‘cushion’ against future electricity price rises for a business which is heavily energy dependant.

Ultimately, this helps secure a total of 193 jobs – a significant contributor to the local economy.

Recent Projects

Welltree Brow Solar

Stephenson Halliday has recently provided planning and community consultation services for a large scale solar proposal close to the village of Morland, near Penrith...

Silloth Docks Solar

Stephenson Halliday prepared and submitted a planning application for a solar array on land at Silloth Docks as part of our client’s commitment to...

Cinderbarrow Lane

Stephenson Halliday was recently commissioned to provide planning and community consultation services for a 5MW solar farm at a site adjacent to the M6...

Burlington Slate, Kirkby Quarry

Stephenson Halliday are in the process of preparing an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of...

Low Wood Bay, Windermere

Stephenson Halliday has worked closely with architects Mason Gillibrand in preparing a masterplan and detailed landscape concept proposals for the extension of the hotel...

Milnthorpe

Our planning and landscape teams acted on behalf of Dallam Estates in relation to a designated housing site at Milnthorpe, Cumbria. South Lakeland District Council has recently produced...