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“Overwhelmed” with turbines

After the discussion with the Gamesa representatives had concluded, community councillor Bob Boan expressing his growing concern over number of windfarms ...He raged that the area from Challoch up to Givan was in danger of becoming a “windfarm dump” and suggested the community council should take a stance on wind power developments.
10 Apr 2016

Ruth Davidson launches Rural Manifesto with windfarm pledge

The Tories – who are currently vying for second place in the polls with Labour – have committed themselves to giving communities the “right to decide” on windfarm developments in their area. Massive wind schemes throughout the north and north-east of Scotland have sparked a widespread backlash from local residents, concerned that turbines are damaging rural landscapes and hurting tourism.
1 Apr 2016

Planners have rejected a plan to build four wind turbines on land near Methven

But Perth and Kinross Local Review Body upheld the planning department’s refusal, citing concerns over the impact of the turbines on tourism and on scenery because of their size and proposed layout. A total of 17 people, believed to live close by, wrote in support of the scheme, with 117 objecting, as well as community councils from Auchterarder to Methven.
1 Apr 2016

Devon couple’s idyllic home ‘ruined’ after becoming sandwiched between two wind turbines

Following the installation of a second 130ft (40m) turbine at a farm 310m away, Gareth and Pam Down, can now see masts through the front and back windows of their home at Lower Punchardon Farm, near Winkleigh. In fact, there is almost no escaping the spinning blades, which are even visible as a moving reflection in glass doors, kitchen appliances and the flat-screen television.
30 Mar 2016

Wind farm issues raised in the House of Commons

The Cotton Farm campaigners, along with the Independent Noise Group, are calling on the Government to protect existing wind farm neighbours and bring in tighter controls on where wind farms are located in the future, specially their proximity to homes. ...“They [people living near turbines] cannot sell their houses and they can’t open their windows. The data is available.
23 Mar 2016

Caithness turbines scheme could threaten RAF Lossiemouth’s radar

Military chiefs oppose the scheme because they say it will cause “unacceptable interference” to the Air Traffic Control radar service at RAF Lossiemouth, despite being almost 40 miles away over the Moray Firth. The MoD insists that it will not reconsider its objection unless the applicant puts forward a “radar mitigation solution”, but this has not been forthcoming.
18 Mar 2016

Secretary of State blocks energy firm’s Caistor wind turbine appeal

A controversial plan for a 102-metre wind turbine has been blocked by the Secretary of State. ...the turbine would result in ‘unacceptable’ harm to the Caistor Conservation Area and that it would have a detrimental visual impact upon the views and setting of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
16 Mar 2016

MPs to scrap subsidies plan for new onshore wind farms

The idea to end the renewables obligation (RO) early is included within the Energy Bill, which received an unopposed third reading from MPs and will return to the Lords for further scrutiny. ...Alongside changes to subsidies, the Bill also seeks to give people the final say on new onshore wind development applications in their area.
15 Mar 2016

Wind farm set to blow up new storm of protest

Public meetings last week saw growing support for an action group fighting the construction of a 22-turbine wind farm at Heckington Fen. ‘Heck Off’ - as it is being called - held a well-attended public meeting last Tuesday in the Hume Arms at South Kyme to explain to concerned residents the latest position in which developers Ecotricity are seeking to amend their current permission.
14 Mar 2016

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