Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Wind farm could disturb war graves

There are fears for the future of historic World War II graves after it was claimed a proposed Isle wind farm could be built over them. A six turbine farm is planned by REG Windpower for land at Medge Hall near Crowle, the site of a Lancaster Bomber plane crash in September 1945.
19 Apr 2014

Energy Transition: Bayern slows construction of wind turbines

Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has little regard for large wind turbines even if he always stressed to stand fully behind the energy turnaround. ...the Bavarian cabinet blessed a private bill on energy policy stating that the future minimum distance between wind turbines to residential homes in Bavaria is to be ten times the total height of the turbines.
8 Apr 2014

Special Investigation: Toxic wind turbines

Scotland’s environmental watchdog has probed more than 100 incidents involving turbines in just six years, including diesel spills, dirty rivers, blocked drains and excessive noise. Anti-wind farm campaigners yesterday insisted Scotland’s communities are now “under siege” and demanded an independent inquiry into the environmental damage.
23 Mar 2014

Killington wind farm 'call in' decision welcomed by conservationists

A decision to call-in a planning application to build three wind turbines at Killington Reservoir has been welcomed by conservationists. ...Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society: “This is wonderful news and is a fitting decision for this outstanding, nationally-valued landscape. The turbines would ruin the breath-taking views in an area which is extremely popular for quiet recreation."
21 Mar 2014

Killington wind farm 'call in' decision welcomed by conservationists

A decision to call-in a planning application to build three wind turbines at Killington Reservoir has been welcomed by conservationists. The Open Spaces Society was one of a number of groups who wrote to the Secretary of State urging him to call the matter in because of its far-reaching, national implications. They argued that the site is adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks and the three 123-metre high turbines would destroy the view of the Howgills.
21 Mar 2014

Walkers are 'turning away from wind farm Scotland'

Walkers and climbers are being deterred from visiting Scotland as the rapid spread of wind farms leads to the “industrialisation” of the countryside, according to a survey published today. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCS) published a survey of nearly 1,000 people, which found two-thirds said turbines are making Scotland a less appealing place to visit.
18 Mar 2014

Survey shows wind farms are damaging Scottish mountain tourism

A survey of nearly 1,000 climbers and hill walkers, carried out by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, revealed that 68% say parts of Scotland are now less appealing because of wind farms. Around two thirds have already been put off by wind farms from visiting or revisiting places in Scotland they had visited before. ...67% say wind farms are making Scotland as a whole a less appealing place to visit.
17 Mar 2014

Wind farms: 'Inspector Blight' criticised by senior judges

The Court of Appeal suggested that Paul Griffiths’ “flawed” methodology meant that the more “obviously modern” and “large scale” a wind development, the more likely that it would be given the go-ahead next to a historic site. The criticism follows vociferous complaints by campaigners and several MPs about Mr Griffiths’ decisions.
2 Mar 2014

Victory for opponents as Tressady Wind Farm application is turned down

Despite officials recommending Wind Prospect Developments’ scheme for approval, Highland Council’s north planing committee voted 7-2 to reject it today, following a site visit 24 hours earlier. The turbines would have been 115-metres high within the Strath Fleet watershed between the hilltops of Cnoc na Fardaich to the north-west and Cnoc na h Uaighe to the south-east, but councillors were alarmed at its proximity to residents’ homes.
18 Feb 2014

Ed Miliband's barrister wife fails to overturn court ruling banning wind turbines in Duke of Gloucester's garden

Three judges supported a High Court decision to block the 400ft-high turbines. The site is just a mile from Lyveden New Bield, a Grade I listed unfinished Elizabethan lodge with a moated garden. The initial case against the development was brought - and won - by the National Trust, English Heritage and East Northamptonshire Council last year. English Heritage had warned that the effect of the turbines on the landscape would be "appalling".
18 Feb 2014

Wind turbine ‘danger to life’ and an eyesore

“We held a survey last summer and got responses from more than 50 per cent of the village, 95 per cent of whom were against the plan.” Mr Stephenson fears there could be a significant danger to pilots at Shotteswell airfield who use the motorway as a guide for landing. Shotteswell parish councillor Val Ingram said developers were being encouraged by generous government subsidies.
16 Feb 2014

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