ALLONBY residents have been urged to form an action group to protest against a proposed windfarm at nearby Brownrigg Hall.
Protesters against a windfarm on Lewis are calling for the whole community to be balloted on the issue.
It follows a survey carried out at Kinloch, where nearly 90% of those who responded were against the project.
THE first glimpse you get of the Burton Wold Wind Farm in Northamptonshire is 10 miles away in Warrington.
Just as you pass over the brow of the hill on the A509, the 10 wind turbines are clearly visible on the horizon.
A Landmark hearing begins tomorrow into Neath Port Talbot Council's decision to throw out plans for a Swansea Valley wind farm. Public opinion has been sharply divided over the proposed four- turbine community wind farm at Mynydd y Gwrhyd, north of Pontardawe.....Opponents, including Neath AM Gwenda Thomas, see the appeal as particularly significant, as the site lies outside the Tan 8 designated areas for wind farms.
West Coast Energy, the group behind the plans, is appealing against the refusal of planning permission for three turbines at Yelland, near Okehampton.
Tories backed its nuclear message with a call for on-shore wind farm projects to be frozen.
She is also concerned at the number of similar energy based applications including wind turbines which have been approved to put forward. "We do not have to be a dumping ground for the nation. They are not doing it for our good, they are doing it for financial gain," said Coun Evison.
The birds, which live almost exclusively in the remotest areas of the Highlands and Islands, have also had an impact on a proposal to build a wind farm on the Eishken Estate on Lewis.
Six sites in Barra in the Western Isles are being considered for wind farms which would provide enough power for the island and neighbouring Vatersay.
"All these species have come under increasing pressure from fishing, sand and gravel dredging, oil and gas extraction, wind-farm construction and other uses. There is almost nowhere in our seas that has not been damaged in some way."
"I love this estate and my objections are purely on aesthetic grounds. I know people will criticise me, but this is not about nimbyism," she said.
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s bid to build new nuclear power stations will be backed by scientists in Scotland this week, the Sunday Herald can reveal.....Insiders have told the Sunday Herald that as well as endorsing new nuclear stations it will support wind farms.
..BP's report shows the world is reacting to soaring oil and gas prices by stemming its energy use. In 2005 world energy demand grew by 2.7 per cent, down sharply from 4.4 per cent the previous year....In the US, the world's largest energy consumer, demand actually fell - even though the economy grew by 3.5 per cent. So, for the first time in more than two decades, the US combined above-trend growth with an absolute decline in fuel consumption.
What makes this so alarming is that wind turbines are so inefficient and expensive that, economically, they make no sense at all (without the hidden 100 per cent subsidy paid by all of us through our electricity bills, it would not pay anyone to build them).
There is likely to be strong opposition to the development, with Auchtermuchty Community Association having already indicated its intention to object.
RESIDENTS have complained that the noise from a wind farm is keeping them awake.
WIND farms are out and nuclear is back, according to voters in a Mercury poll about plans for a third power station at Hinkley Point.
Afterwards campaigner John Murdo Macdonald said: "That was pathetic, 87% of people in Kinloch surveyed said they are against it. There is no way a councillor should stand up and suggest numerous people are in favour. That is misleading."
He added: "Democracy is not working here. We are not being represented properly."
"A survey has already been taken - questionnaires were distributed to everyone living near to where the wind farm would be situated - and the response seems to be a rough 50:50 split for and against."
Councillors in the Western Isles have endorsed revised plans for a wind farm on the Eishken Estate on Lewis.