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A bid to build a 12-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge was rejected by councillors this week. ...the plans were thrown out, mainly because of their feared adverse effect on the landscape, properties and historic sites.
Plans to put up one of the world's tallest wind turbines in the Scottish Borders will destroy hopes of creating Scotland's third national park, campaigners have warned.
The go-ahead comes following a decision by the Supreme Court in London to reject the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Scotland’s application for leave to appeal in its long-running challenge to a planning decision made by Scottish Ministers in 2014.
Pat Spence is begging ScottishPower Renewables to do 'the decent thing' and buy her out of her home after she claims windfarm noise became unbearable.
Those fighting the wind farm at Cairn Duhie, 1.5km south east of the village of Ferness, said it would destroy the stunning scenery and nature which attracts tourists, particularly the Dava Moors which has special landscape area (SLA) status and the Cairngorm National Park.
“The University should call time on this ill-fated project. After six years, local residents, businesses and communities deserve relief from the stress and blight of a major industrial installation appearing on their doorstep.”
If no electricity is produced by one of the turbines for a year it has to be removed, and the work to do this carried out within six months of this deadline due to the condition that is currently in place. The land this turbine was situated on would then be re-instated as agricultural grazing land.
The Stornoway Trust has blasted suggestions that they would be unable to raise the cash necessary to buy a 20 per cent stake in the proposed Stornoway wind farm.
“Local communities across Highland Perthshire were rightly concerned that this wind farm could have inflicted serious damage not just to the ecology and landscape of the area, but also to local businesses which rely on year-round tourism."
Paul Bennett, a member of Seaton Wind Turbine Action Association, said it was ‘futile’ to set aside land on Brenda Road given an overwhelming lack of local support. He told yesterday’s hearing at Hartlepool College of Further Education: “We have a right not to have unwanted industry intrude and trespass into our homes or affect our health. We are stakeholders too.”
The proposals for a single wind turbine have been pushed through by Rhondda Cynon Taf council planners subject to an agreement being reached with the airport, after it was revealed it could cause an “aviation risk” to landing planes.
It has been revealed that a wind turbine which has caused years of "anguish and distress" for residents in Castlewellan has breached required noise limits at a nearby residential property. ...A major factor that has been troubling residents in the area since the turbine was erected is the noise emitted.
But the Old Etonian, who married Adele, 29, last year, has made a surprising dig at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm and the '10-year scar' it will leave on a valley in his home county of West Sussex. The businessman turned banker uploaded a two-and-a-half-minute mini documentary on the effect the cables powering the facility have 'scarred' the South Downs National Park.
Five parish councils, an MP and local councillors have told the company behind a huge wind farm off the coast of Norfolk that they have “strong concerns” about the proposals. DONG Energy is consulting over an offshore wind farm nearly 80 miles off the Norfolk coast.
Up to 11 years of building work could be needed to bring wind farm cables ashore in Norfolk - sparking a call for businesses to be compensated.
SSE Renewables says it is ‘disappointed’ by the decision of South Ayrshire’s Regulatory Panel to recommend refusal to an application to build an extension to the existing Hadyard Hill wind farm.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has also objected because it is worried that not enough has been done to prevent water contamination. Joan McAlpine, the SNP MSP for South Scotland, said: "The proposal to locate so many turbines in this area will irreversibly destroy its unique character.” ...The windfarm was “unnecessary, unwelcome and inconsiderate towards the future aspirations of the affected communities,” said one member of the village council, Androulla Richford.
Many communities forced against their wishes to live with giant, dominating turbines took scant comfort from believing what they were told at approval: This is temporary; the turbines will come down after 20 years; the land will be returned to its original state. While no-one thought the latter would be true, people did think the monuments to a failed energy policy would be removed and not left rusting on the hillsides like abandoned follies as they have in other countries.
A leading green energy entrepreneur has thrown his support behind an island community as they wage a David and Goliath style battle against a major wind farm developer.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the development of a wind farm which it argues would impact seabird colonies.