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Belford Burn wind farm faces refusal

Plans to build nine wind turbines at Belford Burn are being recommended for refusal by Northumberland County Council. The application by Energiekontor UK Ltd has attracted 500 letters of objection from local residents and just nine letters of support.
1 Oct 2014

Navitus Bay: planning process starts today

The planning process into the decision over the Navitus Bay wind park planned for off the Dorset coast gets under way today. A preliminary meeting will be held at the BIC from 10.30am, concerning procedural matters and setting the timetable for the examination of Navitus Bay Development Ltd's proposals.
11 Sep 2014

Time to halt windfarm projects, say councillors

Councillors in north Kerry are moving to stop the erection of further windfarms and are seeking to have a ban inserted in the new six-year county development plan, ...Planning permission has been granted for just over 400 turbines in the region — half of which have yet to be constructed.
5 Sep 2014

Tomatin wind farm bid is blocked

Plans for a 20 turbine wind farm at Glen Kyllachy near Tomatin have been blocked by councillors. Highland Council’s south planning applications committee unanimously rejected RWE Innogy UK’s proposals.
21 Aug 2014

High Court battle over Cullenagh windfarm

Laois wind awareness group People Over Wind have been granted leave to appeal an An Bord Pleanála rulling in the High Court, over the approval of Cullenagh windfarm. The hearing is expected to take place after Christmas, with the €50,000 legal cost raised by Cullenagh residents and supporters.
13 Aug 2014

Wind farms paid record sum not to produce electricity

Wind farms were paid a record sum of almost £3 million in a single day this week not to produce electricity. Strong winds amid the remnants of Hurricane Bertha left the electricity network unable to cope with the amount of energy being produced by turbines on Monday.
13 Aug 2014

Energy company withdraws application for Devon windfarm

Penny Mills, Devon chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said she hoped the withdrawal would mark the end of EDF’s interest in the site. “This wind farm would have had a massive impact on the countryside and landscape for miles around and on the people who live nearby,” she said.
11 Aug 2014
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