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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.
Massive wind turbines in Northumberland have “dramatically” and “abruptly” interrupted views of the county’s attractions and landscapes, a council report claims.
The plans attracted strong local opposition, and planning officers seemed to have taken the views of the objectors on board when they recommended that councillors refuse to grant planning permission because of the impact the turbines would have on the landscape and local heritage.
I'm not alone in saying turbines have a "visual impact." British landscape painters were up in arms against the wind turbines that were covering the UK's hills in 2006. Their protest echoed a host of other aesthetes, reactionaries, and concerned landowners standing with placards across the country to oppose new wind farms.
Brookfield Renewable UK, formerly known as PNE Wind UK, was working on a scheme for nine turbines near an existing 28 - 125m high - close to Alnwick in Northumberland. The company has now pulled the plug on its project, citing changes in planning policy.
Ministers have refused to give consent to two proposed wind farms in the Highlands as they would have a “significant and unacceptable” impact on landscape. Sallachy and Duchally Estates in Sutherland had proposed constructing 22 turbines. Energy giant SSE sought permission for 23 turbines at Glencassley Estate, near Lairg.
Melton Council had originally turned down both applications, in 2012, on grounds that the turbines would, ...be widely visible. But both schemes went to appeal and, in 2013 and planning inspector Wendy Burden gave them the go-ahead. But those decisions were later quashed by the High Court, with the schemes reverting back to the appeal stage.
Four hundred members of the Stop Stretham Wind Farm Group celebrated a year long campaign as councillors unanimously refused an application to erect a pair of 102 metre high wind turbines near Ely.
Clark’s decision letter said that the secretary of state "attaches considerable weight to the significant adverse effect that the proposal would have on the character and visual amenity of the landscape as well as to residential amenity of some neighbouring properties in respect of outlook".
DCLG’s decision letter said Clark had attached “considerable weight” to the significant adverse effect that the proposal would have on the landscape as well as to neighbouring residential properties.
An adverse impact on the local landscape and the setting of heritage assets has led the secretary of state to dismiss plans for between eight and 10 wind turbines in Lincolnshire.
The UK government has halted the 970MW Navitus Bay project being developed off the coast of Dorset, southern England. The decision has been announced by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) following a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate that consent be refused.
The energy minister Andrea Leadsom has refused planning permission for four major onshore wind farms in Mid Wales in a set of decision letters issued this week.
Plans for Britain’s most controversial offshore wind farm are set to be rejected amid fears it would jeopardise the UNESCO World Heritage Site status of the Jurassic Coast, the Telegraph understands.
An MP has branded an energy firm’s appeal to build a controversial wind farm a “complete waste of public money” – and urged them to pull the plug on the scheme once and for all.
A government planning inspector has thrown out a bid for a wind turbine on green belt in Northumberland, claiming it would have an unacceptable impact.
Furious residents of a rural Calder Valley community are up in arms over what they call the “ruination of the landscape” by wind turbines. Parish councillors say irreparable damage has been caused not only to the stunning Pennine landscape, but also to Erringden’s heritage.
Hundreds of furious villagers stormed a renewable energy firm’s open day to protest against gigantic wind turbines proposed for the heart of the Canterbury countryside. RES Ltd unveiled plans to build 11 new turbines as tall as 150 metres on marshland near Chislet and Marshside.
A controversial wind farm developers wanted to build on the edge of the Cairngorms has been denied planning permission by the Scottish Government. Opponents said the wind farm would ruin the local area and impact on the view at the national park.
Scotland used to be a remarkably wild, unspoilt place. Not any more, though. There’s now only 40 per cent of Scotland left where wind turbines are not blighting the view. (And already that figure is out of date because lots more turbines have sprung up since like skeletons in Jason of the Argonauts, and many more are planned). And let’s not forget the human cost: all those Scots whose rural tranquillity and health have been jeopardised by these bat-chomping, bird-slicing, subsidy-troughing eco crucifixes.