Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Turbine ruling ends £1m battle to protect "War Horse" valley

A farmer who turned down an offer of £1million to put a wind turbine on his land because he wanted to keep the countryside “beautiful and unspoilt” has been vindicated after a neighbour’s application was dismissed by a planning inspector. ...Planning inspector Sukie Tamplin concluded that the scheme would be “seriously harmful” to the “timeless qualities” of the remote area.
10 Jul 2015

Test-case wind turbine will ruin cathedral view, say Lincoln locals

Lincoln Cathedral, an imposing building set on a hill in a county renowned for its lack of gradients, has defined the local landscape for hundreds of years. But plans for a wind farm on the nearby estate of vacuum-cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson, with turbines twice as high as the cathedral, have raised fears that the area’s unique character could be destroyed.
21 Jun 2015

Jurassic coast 'at risk' from giant new wind farm

Plans to build 121 giant offshore wind turbines by Dorset could see the UK lose its only natural World Heritage Site, according to campaigners. ...The Navitus Bay Wind Park of 121 giant turbines, each towering hundreds of feet above the sea, would be clearly visible - and even potentially audible - from land.
13 Jun 2015

March of the wind farm as turbine applications soar

‘The last thing Scottish ministers want to know is how many turbines have been imposed on the country. If they did, they would have to tell the Scottish people and they couldn’t blame Westminster as planning is fully devolved. ‘They would also have to stop dodging key policy questions like how many turbines do we need, how many can we afford and how many can our landscape and communities take.
27 Apr 2015

Bigger wind turbines will 'devastate' Lake District views

Plans to replace one of Britain’s oldest wind farms with new turbines almost three times as tall will have a “devastating” effect on the Lake District, campaigners have warned. The 12 turbines of the existing Kirkby Moor wind farm, which was built in 1993, are each 139 feet tall and stand less than a mile outside the southern boundary of the National Park.
8 Mar 2015

Wind turbines now visibile from half of Scotland

Wind turbines can now be seen from almost half of all places in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the government’s nature agency. A new Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) report shows the scale of areas affected has more than doubled in the past five years, from 19.9 per cent in 2008 to 45.9 per cent in 2013. ...“How much longer will SNH help Scottish ministers to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when it comes to industrial wind turbines?”
6 Mar 2015

Wind farm storm at Rossie blows up again

​Campaigners against a wind farm outside of Montrose are urging people to object to another plan for turbines. A planning application for two wind turbines was lodged in January. The 2013 application by the same developers, for three turbines, was withdrawn having attracted more than 90 objections.
22 Feb 2015

Government rejects wind farm plan

“The Scottish Government wants to see the right developments in the right places, and Scottish planning policy is clear that the design and location of any wind farm should reflect the scale and character of the landscape and should be considered environmentally acceptable.”
18 Feb 2015

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