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Pressure group Winds for Justice, supported by former Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson, has been set up to back legal bids against wind farms, including those in the planning stages, which are thought to pose a threat to public health.
“The Scottish Government has asked ClimateXChange to manage a research project looking at whether the impacts predicted by developers in documentation submitted with their planning applications are consistent with the impacts experienced once the wind farm is operating.”
Tens of thousands of Scots may be suffering from a hidden sickness epidemic caused by wind farms, campaigners have warned. The Sunday Express can reveal that the Scottish Government has recently commissioned a study into the potential ill effects of turbines at 10 sites across the country.
"The updated Windy Bank Wind Farm design proposal, which includes the removal of one of the original five turbines and a 10m increase in the tip height of the remaining four turbines to 125m, responds to comments received during local consultation work."
"It will totally destroy the whole area's aesthetic; for the amount of energy it will produce in erecting all these wind turbines, they're not going to get the pay-off. It'll ruin the land."
I’ve heard numerous folk from up-country say things like: “Blimey! You lot have certainly gone for the golden dollar of sustainable energy – there are windmills everywhere.” This is usually followed by: “And they’re horrible! How come your local authorities have given so many planning permission?”
“As a BMA member I was distressed to hear that our president has ignored pleas to ask doctors to monitor the health of patients living near turbines in view of the ever increasing evidence that there are significant health implications.”
"In the present political climate, we know we are unlikely to get a balanced consideration of the merits for the project as a whole, so have decided to withdraw our application with immediate effect to save further costs.”
Louise Keddick said the vibration from tipper trucks carrying building materials had already dislodged cornerstones on her home extension. She said: “We’re frightened it will get worse when the big trucks come down the road.
There is growing evidence that wind turbines are causing deterioration in the health of nearby residents, and this adds to the many concerns of villagers. Zoë Woods, who lives in Bythorn, and is on the action group committee said: “We were delighted to receive so much interest and so much support for our protest.
North Ayrshire MP Katy Clark had urged villagers to let her know of any problems associated with the first SSE wind turbine which has begun operating this week. The Labour politician visited the site of the test wind turbines at Hunterston on Thursday 20 February to make her own observations of the work at the controversial facility.
Environment spokesman Sir Jamie McGrigor stands to make more than £8m from the development which has angered the Argyll & Bute community living around Loch Awe.
Almost a hundred interested parties and residents from the Orby area packed into Hogsthorpe Hillage Hall last night (Wednesday, February, 19) for a public inquiry into proposed plans to erect nine wind turbines in the village of Orby.
A bid to increase the height of a controversial wind turbine at Drigg by a further 11.5 metres has brought a renewed protest from villagers. Fifty people attended a public consultation on an anticipated planning application in respect of Stephen Shepherd’s Moorside Farm, at Drigg, where it is proposed to erect a 57m turbine, in place of 45.5m one, already approved.
A poll of residents in a Black Isle community facing Ben Wyvis has shown the vast majority are against a wind farm development because it would “obscure and corrupt” their view of the iconic mountain. The results of the email and door-to-door surveys around the Culbokie area has prompted Ferintosh Community Council to formally opt to lodge an objection to the proposed five-turbine scheme. ...The community council has carried out its own surveys which yielded an 88 per cent objection rate.
A wind turbine proposed for one of Burnley’s best-known vantage points has been turned down because of the effects it may have on disabled horse riders. Linda Simkiss was also told that the 28.2-metre structure would also spoil the view for a neighbouring property at the windswept location.
A planning application to build a 78m-high turbine on land south-east of Turners Arm Farm in Yearby, near Redcar, has been received by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. The turbine would be about 700 metres from the nearest home and protesters are also unhappy it would be too close to a new crematorium.
"Our changes allow people’s views and other impacts to be taken into consideration much earlier. The new rules will apply to all wind farms with more than two turbines, or with turbines that are more than 15 metres tall. Similar rules already apply to bigger wind farms."
A conflict between people’s fiercely-defended right to privacy and the need to reach the government’s renewable energy targets is evident in a dispute between a wind farm company and three Norfolk land owners.
Ministers said they want to build a new generation of 12 new nuclear reactors to ensure that people can "turn on the kettle" and to help "keep the lights on". The Department for Energy and Climate Change said that Britain would need to build more than 30,000 onshore wind turbines to produce the same amount of energy, seven times the number currently in operation.