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Opinion divided on community turbines for the Black Isle

The campaign group No Black Isle Wind Farm says the highest ridge on the Black Isle earmarked for the development is "a completely inappropriate place for anyone to want to build an industrial-scale windfarm - it's in the wrong place, it will damage the environment for good, and it won't be effective."
16 Feb 2015

EDF ditches 54MW wind farm

The company said today that after reviewing data gathered at the site over two years it “has come to the conclusion that the site is no longer technically viable and has taken its decision not to proceed with the development”.
29 Jan 2015

Couple’s wind turbine court battle goes on

The Greaves’ sold the property for £385,000 on June 9 last year and say the sale was prompted by the noise issue. Even though they have moved they say are determined to fight on. The pair had lived at the address for eight years, landscaping the garden and carrying out works to the property.
23 Jan 2015

Six in 10 UK onshore windfarms rejected, says report

About six out of 10 new UK onshore windfarm projects were rejected last year as a result of tougher planning guidelines and more applications being called in for a personal decision by the communities secretary, Eric Pickles, a report has found. The analysis from the Fabian Society, a left-leaning thinktank, found 57% of all onshore projects were rejected in 2014, meaning only 161 mostly smaller ones got the go-ahead.
21 Jan 2015

Controversial turbine approved as appeal looms

Controversial plans for a wind turbine near Pencader have been approved, despite concerns from residents living nearby. Planning permission for the 67-metre Wern turbine, as it is known locally, was granted by Carmarthenshire Council's planning committee in August.
21 Jan 2015

Wind farm ban Bill attacked by MP

Mr Chope said he wanted to stop further developments like the Navitus Bay wind farm proposed near his Christchurch constituency. He said: "This Bill ... would ensure such obscenities would not be able to be brought forward again in the future with all the uncertainty that generates for local people.
17 Jan 2015

Anger as plan B for wind farm won’t be considered separately

Mike Unsworth, project director for Navitus, said: “We are pleased that the Planning Inspectorate has agreed to consider our alternative option for fewer turbines, further offshore, as part of our original planning application. While this proposal provides a second option for consideration in that process, it does not replace our original proposal.”
15 Jan 2015

Turbine parts fly off blades

Turbine-debris-1_thumb All 19 turbines at a windfarm in the Scottish Borders were shut down after part of a blade was found lying by the roadside. This fiberglass component from the blade was found along with other similar components. An investigation is underway but it is believed the components were torn from the turbine(s) under high wind conditions.
14 Jan 2015

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