Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Chairman of the National Trust accuses arrogant political class of ruining countryside

The Northumbrian coast is wild no more, raddled with lines of wind turbines. Giant turbines are rising round the perimeter of the Lake District and on the exquisite Lleyn peninsula beyond Snowdonia. Unbelievably, the glorious county of Dorset is to be desecrated by three huge turbine arrays along its spine. Is this how David Cameron wants his Coalition to be immortalised?
15 Nov 2014

Wind farm dismissed over impact on church setting

The secretary of state has refused a recovered proposal for three wind turbines in Norfolk against an inspector's recommendation, concluding that their impact on the setting of a grade I listed church, a conservation area's character and appearance and the local landscape outweigh the benefits of wind energy development.
31 Oct 2014

Wind farm plan near Doonbeg golf club rejected

Clare County Council refused plans for the development of a new nine turbine wind farm near his golf resort in Doonbeg. ...According to an objection lodged with the council by Cunnane Stratton Reynolds planning consultants, the proposed development would have a “detrimental impact on the viability of the Doonbeg Golf Resort and as a consequence tourism in the area”.
8 Oct 2014

Wind turbines take a turn for the uglier

Chris Heaton Harris, a Conservative MP who has led a backbench rebellion against the spread of wind turbines across the UK and has railed against the subsidies they receive, said: “It seems amazing that an industry, built on subsidy and high energy prices, can receive yet more taxpayers’ money to waste.
14 Sep 2014

Appeal dismissed

On Tuesday, Michael Cunliffe issued his judgement, ruling that the wind farm’s contribution towards renewable electricity targets and reduced carbon emissions did not outweigh its “unacceptable adverse impacts on the landscape and on aviation”.
22 Aug 2014

Navitus Bay: We were right about visuals, say protestors

Opposition organisation Challenge Navitus has long said that Navitus Bay Development Ltd's images, shown to the public at exhibitions during the consultation phase, played down the scale of the development, which could see as many as 194 wind turbines as high as 200m placed off the coast - 12 miles from Christchurch, 13 from Bournemouth and Poole and nine from Swanage.
8 Aug 2014

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