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North Norfolk council taxpayers will fund expensive legal challenge, wind farm developers claim as appeal confirmed
A windfarm boss said homes in a Norfolk village are not under threat, despite plans appearing to show that a substation could be built on top of them.
A spokesman for Gamesa, the company contracted to build the wind farm by Scottish Power, said: "Gamesa is conducting a thorough investigation together with the authorities to establish the root cause of this fatal accident. ...In January, one of the 96 turbines being installed at Kilgallioch collapsed in a storm.
Applicant ABO Wind UK’s submission was recommended for refusal by council planners due to “cumulative landscape impacts on residential, recreational and tourist receptors”. Councillors voted eight to four to reject the development.
A Highland community leader has called for an extra planning condition to prevent the extension of a windfarm should it be permitted following a public inquiry.
Controversial plans for a large-scale east Perthshire windfarm could be kicked out by councillors next week after a backlash from residents and conservationists.
Yesterday planning consent for the floating development was granted and announced by Holyrood’s minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP. But some local residents fear the enormous turbines could spoil the picturesque views from Stonehaven and the nearby Dunnottar Castle.
Councillors were quick to voice their support for the families living close to the Raheenleagh Wind Farm and asked that the matter be put back on the agenda for April’s meeting so that it doesn’t get forgotten about. Speaking after the presentation at last Monday’s county council meeting, Cllr Shay Cullen said that the families were living a ‘ horrendous nightmare’.
South Wicklow residents living in the shadow of the Raheenleagh Wind Farm had a simple message for the elected members of Wicklow County Council this week: help us.
Controversial plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick face being given the thumbs-down by Scottish Borders Council over fears it could blight an area of natural beauty.
The Scottish Government seems not to care about the impact of wind turbines on the landscape
Nervous renewables firms are expecting hundreds of jobs to be lost in Scotland over the coming year as state support for green technology development falls.
Between 2008 and 2015, the average electricity bill rose by 22pc. Over the same period, the price of hydrocarbon fuels used by power stations fell sharply – coal down by 33pc and gas by 13pc. The rise in electricity prices is wholly attributable to government policies.
A wind farm on the outskirts of Hilltown could still be on the cards as an appeal against its refusal will be heard later this year.
Offshore wind farms are the latest barrier for salmon returning home
It is designed to offer a tangible link to communities that embrace the concept of the wind farm revolution.
A pensioner claims he has been forced to give up his dog and relocate to a caravan just to get a decent night’s sleep because he is tormented by the noise from a wind farm opposite his home. Clifton Lockhart, 83, has lived in Tralodden Cottage near Old Dailly for the past 35 years, but says his golden years have been robbed from him since the turbines arrived 14 years ago and he has since been kept wide awake most nights.
More than a third of the workforce at a wind energy firm in Argyll and Bute have been told their jobs are under threat.
The astonishing structural failure of the £2 million machine has prompted demands for information by the community in Barrhill. Scottish Power Renewables failed to alert the public to the incident for seven days. ...“Debris was spread over half a kilometre and a crane was been brought in to try and clear the damage.
The move was announced as part of Theresa May's new industrial strategy; She said green subsidies should be slashed to help steel plants compete abroad