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The famous painter, who has recently been described as Britain's greatest living artist, returned to the open skies and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds ...But the sweeping vistas inland from the east Yorkshire coast could soon be marked by more industrial forms as applications flood in to build wind farms along the escarpments.
Conservation experts have admitted that a stretch of Yorkshire's coastline is facing up to its biggest ever challenge to preserve it from the multi-billion pound off-shore wind farm industry.
"It was clear to anyone who attended the meeting and heard my speech on ‘The Renewable Rape of Scotland' that I was referring to the rampant desecration of the Scottish landscape by wind turbines. The only people who should feel insulted by them are those responsible for despoiling our unique landscape and environment with vast, unsightly and inefficient wind farms."
The plans were announced as Europe tries to meet new renewable energy targets. But the wind farm's location has drawn rebuke and ire from veterans' groups who call the beach sacred. The wind turbines will be visible from the beach.
The turbine is being proposed for the Curborough area of Lichfield, despite having been rejected previously. People living in and around the area now have the opportunity to meet with Severn Trent Water's consultancy team to discuss the proposals.
Trump, who hopes to open his first course at the Menie estate, near Balmedie, has renewed his long-standing complaints about the project. He believes the smaller proposal is still unacceptable: some of the turbines could stand up to 195 metres in the water.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of committing a "grave attack on the collective memory" of Second World War allies after he approved a giant wind farm complex off the D-Day coast.
"If we carry on developing these turbines all over the place there will come a point that it will be recognised that Scotland is a place for turbines rather than a place for natural beauty."
Huge wind turbines look set to be given planning permission near to a village, and there are fears more could soon be built at another nearby location in the future.
The UN's cultural agency made the formal request following an earlier warning that the spectacular Benedictine abbey on a rocky island off Normandy could lose the world heritage status it has enjoyed since 1979 if it fails to comply.
Some of the people who had been fighting the plans for five years broke down in tears when North Devon District Council's planning committee turned down the application to build a wind farm close to Exmoor National Park on Wednesday evening.
A new wind turbine planned for Witchford was turned down by the council's planning committee this week because it would have been located too close to a war memorial.
The Swiss Heritage Society released a position paper entitled: "Yes to green power - but not at the expense of the landscape and historic sites". The paper says that the preservation of landscape and architecture is as much in the public interest as the ecological production of energy.
"The visual intrusion of this application is the foundation of our very strong objection to this proposal. We have further concerns regarding the proposal to remove hedgerows, the impact on endangered wildlife and the impact on scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings."
"As an island nation it does seem strange that it's taken us more than six decades to start thinking about how we protect our seascapes, these wonderful yet fragile places that mean so much to people," he said. Mr Dyke said offshore wind is a worry.
Associate director Neil Gray stated: "The proposed development risks impacting on the landscape and visual resources of Strathearn, including its effect on the Gleneagles Hotel Historic Garden and Designed Landscape.
Members rejected the appeal last week on the grounds that the existing level of wind turbine development in the Eastern Lammermuirs was such that the environment was prejudiced beyond reasonable measure to permit further turbines. In particular, members felt that any turbines of this nature and size in this general location would definitely impact to the detriment of the Area of Great Landscape Value.
It is one of Scotland's most famous and impressive Victorian structures but the Skerryvore lighthouse off the coast of Tiree could soon be lost from view. Islanders campaigning against the siting of a massive off-shore windfarm to the southwest of Tiree have warned that the Stevenson-built structure will be hidden in a forest of massive turbines is ScottishPower is given the go-ahead for the Argyll Array.
A multi-billion-pound plan to erect vast wind farms off France's Atlantic coast could cost one of the country's top landmarks, the Mont St Michel, its coveted title as a UNESCO world heritage site. ...Unlike Britain and Germany, France has no large offshore wind farms.
Bosses at the firm behind the rejected Saxby Wold wind farm say they are considering their options after planners revealed their reasons for refusal. North Lincolnshire Council refused the application for 18 wind turbines by RWE npower Renewables on the grounds it would harm the visual landscape.