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Navitus Bay: planning process starts today

The planning process into the decision over the Navitus Bay wind park planned for off the Dorset coast gets under way today. A preliminary meeting will be held at the BIC from 10.30am, concerning procedural matters and setting the timetable for the examination of Navitus Bay Development Ltd's proposals.
11 Sep 2014

Tomatin wind farm bid is blocked

Plans for a 20 turbine wind farm at Glen Kyllachy near Tomatin have been blocked by councillors. Highland Council’s south planning applications committee unanimously rejected RWE Innogy UK’s proposals.
21 Aug 2014

Wind farms paid record sum not to produce electricity

Wind farms were paid a record sum of almost £3 million in a single day this week not to produce electricity. Strong winds amid the remnants of Hurricane Bertha left the electricity network unable to cope with the amount of energy being produced by turbines on Monday.
13 Aug 2014

Energy company withdraws application for Devon windfarm

Penny Mills, Devon chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said she hoped the withdrawal would mark the end of EDF’s interest in the site. “This wind farm would have had a massive impact on the countryside and landscape for miles around and on the people who live nearby,” she said.
11 Aug 2014

Pickles dismisses three onshore wind farm appeals

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has rejected a string of appeals against planning refusals for up to 19 onshore wind turbines at sites in Lincolnshire, Northumberland and Somerset, saying that the turbines' adverse visual impacts would not be outweighed by factors in their favour.
1 Aug 2014

Residents triumph as Staxton wind turbine rejected

Residents and parish councillors are celebrating after an appeal against the refusal of a wind turbine was rejected. The planning inspectorate has refused a plan for a 78-metre high wind turbine to be built on land at Willerby Pig Farm, Staxton, next to the A64.
1 Aug 2014

Derby's idle wind turbines 'a waste and a flop'

Residents in Spondon are ''appalled'' because two controversial wind turbines are still not producing energy regularly. The 130-metre structures, in Megaloughton Lane, are not working because of issues with the radar system at East Midlands Airport.
15 Jul 2014
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