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"We believe the community has made a wise decision, looking to the long-term future of the Black Isle. It is also a good decision for the sensible use of public funds."
The company will now drill through two sections of the sea defences, as Centrica did for the Lincs Wind Farm, but residents have demanded assurances they will be safe from the risk of flooding and the sea defences will be fully reinstated and properly monitored.
The Navitus Bay wind farm will “irrevocably damage the outstandingly beautiful and natural Dorset coast”, according to the leader of Bournemouth Borough Council. Cllr John Beesley has fired a last salvo as the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of the scheme comes to a close today.
Business owners have raised fears of “irretrievable damage” if the go-ahead is given for a major windfarm in the Angus glens. Hundreds of responses have already been received after the planning application was submitted to Angus Council and Perth and Kinross Council.
"Apparently one of the turbines has been struck by lightning more than once, on one occasion loud enough as to wake people and cause considerable damage. They are much taller than any other structure, so they would be expected to be struck by lightning. But in this case it completely destroyed a blade."
A decision on whether to go ahead with five wind farms in Powys will be made after the general election, the Department of Energy says. Developments are proposed at Llaithddu, Llandinam, Llanbrynmair, Llanbadarn Fynydd and Carnedd Wen, as well as a power lines running from Llandinam to Welshpool.
A court ruled in the couples’ favor, confirming the proposed wind farm clearly had the possibility of impacting on both the future value and the buyers’ enjoyment of their new home. The solicitors were found to be negligent in failing to inform their clients about these plans and as a result the buyers received a substantial compensation settlement.
Plans to replace one of Britain’s oldest wind farms with new turbines almost three times as tall will have a “devastating” effect on the Lake District, campaigners have warned. The 12 turbines of the existing Kirkby Moor wind farm, which was built in 1993, are each 139 feet tall and stand less than a mile outside the southern boundary of the National Park.
Wind turbines can now be seen from almost half of all places in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the government’s nature agency. A new Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) report shows the scale of areas affected has more than doubled in the past five years, from 19.9 per cent in 2008 to 45.9 per cent in 2013. ...“How much longer will SNH help Scottish ministers to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil when it comes to industrial wind turbines?”
An energy company denied planning permission for two wind turbines at a Norfolk farm because of danger to low flying aircraft has failed in a High Court challenge against the decision.
Renewable energy firm WPD has appealed to the government arguing Highland Council failed to make a decision on the six turbine development, near the conservation village of Tomich, within the statutory timescale of four months.
Mountaineers are objecting to a proposed a unique wind farm project just to the south of the Cairngorms National Park. Eneco Wind UK Ltd has applied for permission to build 18 turbines of up to 410ft in height in two distinct groups at Macritch Hill, near Backwater Reservoir, Kirriemuir.
An energy firm has pledged to press ahead with developing one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms off the Scottish coast despite a major setback of missing out on a Government subsidy.
In a statement attacking the proposals, Bournemouth Tourism Management Board also said it was furious that EDF Energy, one of the backers of the Navitus Bay project, was “completely disregarding the environmental and consequential economic impact on the local area and refusing to compensate for the multi-million pound damage local businesses face”.
A legal challenge against a decision to throw out a bid to build a wind farm in Hempnall has been dropped. TCI Renewables, the developer, was set to challenge Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ decision in October to reject the planning application.
The American billionaire insists work on the giant hotel and housing development, integral to his long term vision for a golf resort north of Aberdeen at Menie, will only begin if plans for an 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), are scrapped.
Campaigners against a wind farm outside of Montrose are urging people to object to another plan for turbines. A planning application for two wind turbines was lodged in January. The 2013 application by the same developers, for three turbines, was withdrawn having attracted more than 90 objections.
Mountaineers, local people and others are urging Highland councillors to refuse consent for a six turbine wind farm on the edge of the "world-famous landscape" of Glen Affric. The structures would be almost 400ft to blade tip, twice the height of Edinburgh's Scott Monument.
The £3bn proposal to build one of the world’s biggest wind farms, Navitus Bay, has met stiff opposition from residents and environmentalists.
Resident Richard Lloyd, who spoke on behalf of a host of other residents in attendance, put across a host of arguments against the turbine, with the prominent one being the effect it would have on the local landscape.