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Wind farm companies warn against wild land ban

The intervention marks a straining in relations between wind farm companies and the First Minister, who has championed the rapid increase in onshore turbines in the face of growing fury from rural communities. A Daily Telegraph investigation last month disclosed how the Scottish Government has pressurised council planners across Scotland that they have set aside too little land for turbines.
24 Jul 2013

Turbine planned on soldier graves

British Legion boss is urging town residents to fight proposals to build a wind farm on ground where Uttoxeter's brave World War One soldiers are buried. ...Many of those who died from the brigade, part of the 46th North Midland Division, have no known grave and still lie in the French fields where the battle took place.
2 Jul 2013

Mountaineering Council: Wind farm growth bad news

Every generation claims some overwhelming need to cover yet more of what remains with concrete, steel and plastic. Normally it is actually about putting profits in the pockets of corporations and landowners. Sadly the current march on the mountains is being made under cover of combating global warming. Yet those who really care about the environment would be sensitive to where wind farms are built.
28 Jun 2013

Wind farm plan In Bristol Channel 'Catastrophic'

"They call this an offshore wind farm - it's inshore. It is between this beautiful Devon coast visited by four million people every year and the Pembroke coast visited by three million people every year. "And people don't come here to see the landscape and the horizon covered in wind turbines. They come here for peace, tranquility, rural settings and seascapes."
23 Jun 2013

Australian politics Abbott business advisor threatens to sue farmer if windfarm does him harm

The letter, from law firm Piper Alderman on behalf of Newman and the other landholders, states, "Our clients wish to inform you...that they consider that the proposed wind farms, if erected, are likely to constitute a common law nuisance, and therefore an infringement of their rights as neighbouring landowners to have their reasonable enjoyment of their land not disrupted by the wind farm on your land.
16 Jun 2013

Wind farms are a 'complete scam', claims the Environment Secretary who says turbines are causing 'huge unhappiness'

The Conservatives have taken a tougher line on wind farms in recent months, and this week unveiled plans to give communities a powerful ‘veto' over controversial new onshore developments. Schemes will have to gain local residents' consent before a planning application can even be made, effectively handing them the power to prevent turbines being erected.
7 Jun 2013

End of hated wind farms that ruin our countryside amid growing backlash over green energy

Eric Pickles's Department for Communities and Local Government will announce that planning laws are to be amended so that "consultation with local communities" is compulsory before wind farm developers can even ­formally apply for planning permission It means local authorities will get powers to block possible developments early in the planning process.
6 Jun 2013

The U-turn on wind turbines won't stop their march over every hill and valley

In my experience most supporters of turbines change their mind when they actually see them. I cannot believe Cameron would be happy if the villagers of Ellesborough took his bribe and put turbines on the Chilterns above Chequers. These things are not just in someone's "back yard", they are in the back yards of all Britain. The gulf has never been so wide between the rural landscape and the perception of it by ministers and commentators, who mostly live in London and holiday abroad.
6 Jun 2013

Couple who can't escape the shadow of the wind turbines

Mrs Siddell, 69, who has had serious health problems in recent years, describes the Hadyard Hill wind farm they face as a "nightmare", and sometimes retreats to the lavatory to escape its effects. ...According to Struan Stevenson, the Conservative MEP, the Siddells are not alone, and the Scottish Government's drive for more wind farms is "blighting" lives across the country.
6 Jun 2013

Locals to get veto power over wind farms

Senior Conservatives claim the move will effectively end the spread of the controversial turbines which have been blamed for blighting picturesque landscapes. Ministers will announce that residents will have to be consulted over new wind farms with applications barred if there is significant opposition. Councils are currently prevented from even considering applications for larger turbines.
6 Jun 2013

Local duo deliver wind farm petition to First Minister

Mrs Beaumont, the chair of East Strathearn Community Council, said: "I think the fact that he agreed to meet with us is quite telling and we did manage to put our points across to him and make our position clear so it was a useful meeting. "We also highlighted the fact that the petition was signed by people from all over the world, not just Scots.
26 Apr 2013

High Court ruling supports wind turbine exclusion distances

“To avoid public anger and disenchantment, it is crucial that there are reasonable safeguards to protect the amenity of wind turbine neighbours. The judgment in the Milton Keynes case shows that the law in fact supports Local Authorities that wish to set minimum separation distances, although it also shows that these must be designed and worded carefully.”
17 Apr 2013

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