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Navitus Bay plans scrapped

Navitus Bay project director Stuart Grant said today: "After careful consideration, Navitus Bay has chosen not to challenge the decision by the Secretary of State to refuse consent for the proposed wind park.
19 Oct 2015

High Court dismisses wind turbine challenge, but variable height condition unlawful

John_hunter-judicialreview_thumb The Court rejected a judicial review of the planning consent granted  for a 67 metre wind turbine to be built in Carmarthenshire, south west Wales, brought by local residents. However, it was concerned that one of the planning conditions attached to the planning permission "would permit variations in height so that the scale and impact of the turbine would be different from that for which permission was granted".
19 Aug 2015

Judge rejects 'bias' claim over minister's wind farm refusal

Broadview Energy had asked the High Court to overturn the refusal of consent for the proposed wind farm between the villages of Helmdon and Greatworth and order a reconsideration of its application. But today Mr Justice Cranston rejected the company’s claim that the minister who turned down the plan was guilty of bias.
19 Jun 2015

View from Dylan Thomas's home saved after turbine plans thrown out

Laugharne community council’s clerk, Chris Delaney, said the town was “absolutely elated”. He said: “It was an appalling decision which would have impacted on probably one of the most iconic views in west Wales. It is a place of international renown. Hundreds of thousands of people come here because of Dylan Thomas and right in the middle of it they were going to put a huge turbine.”
19 Feb 2015

Berwick wind turbine approval quashed for a third time

“I personally will not see the turbine, nor be affected by its noise from where I live, 4km away. However, lots of people will see it, and no doubt be annoyed by it, and will probably see the value of their hard earned homes fall as a result, with no chance of compensation." 
11 Nov 2014

Turbine denied (Joicey V Northumberland County Council)

Joiceyr_v_northumberland_county_council_2014_ewhc_3657_thumb In this case, the claimant, Andrew Joicey, argued six grounds for overturning the planning approval of a 100kilowatt wind turbine. Primary among the complaints was that the planning council did not provide public access to the turbine noise assessment report until a day before the hearing where approval was granted. Complaints were also issued over whether the council properly considered the cumulative impact of noise from a neighboring wind project. The count agreed with Mr. Joicey and overturned the approval. This is the third time the court overturned a planning decision approving this turbine. The decision can be accessed by clicking the links on this page. The introduction of the decision is provided below. 
11 Nov 2014

Council wins Starbold wind farm appeal decision

Councillor Sir William Lawrence, Environmental Services Portfolio says: “It is good to see that the Inspector’s decision supports that it has to be in the right place or not have a negative impact on the community.  Naturally, wind energy is important and should not be overlooked in the right locations.”
10 Oct 2014
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