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Falck Renewables Wind is appealing West Norfolk Council’s decision to refuse permission for nine wind turbines on land between Clenchwarton and Terrington St Clement.
A windfarm which would have added to the “ring of steel” around Loch Ness has been scrapped. German energy firm E.ON has quietly announced its decision on its website, stunning objectors.
But the scheme – which has attracted hundreds of objections – was thrown out by the Banff and Buchan area committee yesterday. Campaigners feared the scale of the turbine was not appropriate to the area.
The setting of a historic church in an abandoned village was decisive in scotching plans for five giant wind turbines on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. ...the inspector ruled, amongst other things, that the development would cause “substantial harm” to the setting of St Decumanus’, its cross and schoolhouse.
And in upholding their challenge, the judge said it was a fundamental rule that planning permissions are never "for sale" and that it was unlawful to focus too much on community benefits which were dependent on winning planning approval.
We have learned from the debacle of the wind farms in the midlands. There was no community involvement there, turbines just went up and it was an insult to the locals
The leader of Highland Council yesterday declared “enough is enough” for windfarm construction around Loch Ness. Margaret Davidson and her colleagues rejected a proposal for 12 turbines to add to hundreds already built within a 22-mile radius of the iconic spot.
Both bird watchers and politicians are rejoicing at the cancellation of plans for 350 large wind turbines within the view of Sejerø’s picturesque coastline.
Already over 300 citizens initiatives have formed to resist the construction of new parks across the country. Moreover, recent reports tell us the German government is poised to scale back on renewable energies, aiming to cap it at 40 – 45% of total energy supply by 2025, according to the Berliner Zeitung.
After the discussion with the Gamesa representatives had concluded, community councillor Bob Boan expressing his growing concern over number of windfarms ...He raged that the area from Challoch up to Givan was in danger of becoming a “windfarm dump” and suggested the community council should take a stance on wind power developments.
Copeland Council rejected plans the 48m-high structure on farmland at Cobble Hall, Cleator Moor, having received strong objections from local residents and councillors. The applicant challenged the decision, but his appeal has now been thrown out.
Many citizens in Wernsdorf and Uckley are angry, feel tricked by wind power lobby and politics. The reason: The trucks for the construction of ten wind turbines in the local forest area already rolling, but the approval documents for this highly controversial project have still not been published. About 100 concerns were raised against it in the summer.
This week in a published report, Hywel Wyn Jones of the Welsh Inspectorate speaking about turbine said that while it had merits in terms of the economy and not harm local conservation areas — the nearest of which is at Llanddarog — the visual impact would be an issue from some areas.
Highland Council could find themselves hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket after blocking a controversial wind farm south of Inverness – if the company behind it decides to appeal the decision.
The report states: “The proposed development in this case would result in significant harm to the setting of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.” It adds that the wind farm would also 'significantly adversely affect' the character and visual quality of the immediate local landscape.
A spokesperson for E.ON said: "During a detailed review of the project a number of long standing environmental and technical issues have been re-assessed. "These include the long-standing objection from the Ministry of Defence, the high level of bird activity on the site, investor uncertainty and changes to Planning Law.
Aberdeenshire Council has blocked a wind turbine that attracted more than 170 objections.
Residents of the Clonroche area are due to host an open public meeting on Thursday night to address concerns over the potential construction of three large wind turbines at Ballinaclay Hill.
Nine controversial wind farms have been refused or blocked in the past 18 months because they were planned for areas which are designated as wild land. The developments would have seen more than 192 more turbines erected in some of the more remote and rugged parts of the country.
The independent report concludes that most installed windfarms have altered the balance of features within the landscape locally ...it notes the potential for harmful adverse cumulative landscape and visual and character effects is increasing, and in more sensitive locations, significant.