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Last year, members of Daventry District Council blocked plans to build turbines to the north of Haselbech, near Naseby, because of the impact the development would have on the area. But this week, national planning inspector, Paul Griffiths, overturned that decision, meaning six turbines up to 415ft tall can be built.
The Government's own environmental advisory body has warned that the magnificent views from Flamborough Head on the east Yorkshire coast will be "impacted" on by the huge Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm, due to be constructed some 20 miles down the coast near Withernsea.
"While the National Trust fully supports UK renewable energy initiatives, it has serious reservations about current plans for developing offshore wind energy so close to shore in the Bristol Channel, with the potential for serious impacts on sensitive coastal landscapes and seascapes."
A group set up to oppose plans for more wind turbines on Anglesey says the island could be 'blighted' as a result of a huge increase in applications. They say more than 40 new sites are being considered by developers.
"It is bad enough having the possibility of 14 turbines up to 145 metres high on South Dale, but with all these farm turbines we are already starting to create a wind farm by default. "It is absolute madness."
The famous painter, who has recently been described as Britain's greatest living artist, returned to the open skies and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds ...But the sweeping vistas inland from the east Yorkshire coast could soon be marked by more industrial forms as applications flood in to build wind farms along the escarpments.
Conservation experts have admitted that a stretch of Yorkshire's coastline is facing up to its biggest ever challenge to preserve it from the multi-billion pound off-shore wind farm industry.
"It was clear to anyone who attended the meeting and heard my speech on ‘The Renewable Rape of Scotland' that I was referring to the rampant desecration of the Scottish landscape by wind turbines. The only people who should feel insulted by them are those responsible for despoiling our unique landscape and environment with vast, unsightly and inefficient wind farms."
The turbine is being proposed for the Curborough area of Lichfield, despite having been rejected previously. People living in and around the area now have the opportunity to meet with Severn Trent Water's consultancy team to discuss the proposals.
Trump, who hopes to open his first course at the Menie estate, near Balmedie, has renewed his long-standing complaints about the project. He believes the smaller proposal is still unacceptable: some of the turbines could stand up to 195 metres in the water.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of committing a "grave attack on the collective memory" of Second World War allies after he approved a giant wind farm complex off the D-Day coast.
"If we carry on developing these turbines all over the place there will come a point that it will be recognised that Scotland is a place for turbines rather than a place for natural beauty."
Huge wind turbines look set to be given planning permission near to a village, and there are fears more could soon be built at another nearby location in the future.
Some of the people who had been fighting the plans for five years broke down in tears when North Devon District Council's planning committee turned down the application to build a wind farm close to Exmoor National Park on Wednesday evening.
A new wind turbine planned for Witchford was turned down by the council's planning committee this week because it would have been located too close to a war memorial.
"The visual intrusion of this application is the foundation of our very strong objection to this proposal. We have further concerns regarding the proposal to remove hedgerows, the impact on endangered wildlife and the impact on scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings."
"As an island nation it does seem strange that it's taken us more than six decades to start thinking about how we protect our seascapes, these wonderful yet fragile places that mean so much to people," he said. Mr Dyke said offshore wind is a worry.
Associate director Neil Gray stated: "The proposed development risks impacting on the landscape and visual resources of Strathearn, including its effect on the Gleneagles Hotel Historic Garden and Designed Landscape.
Members rejected the appeal last week on the grounds that the existing level of wind turbine development in the Eastern Lammermuirs was such that the environment was prejudiced beyond reasonable measure to permit further turbines. In particular, members felt that any turbines of this nature and size in this general location would definitely impact to the detriment of the Area of Great Landscape Value.
It is one of Scotland's most famous and impressive Victorian structures but the Skerryvore lighthouse off the coast of Tiree could soon be lost from view. Islanders campaigning against the siting of a massive off-shore windfarm to the southwest of Tiree have warned that the Stevenson-built structure will be hidden in a forest of massive turbines is ScottishPower is given the go-ahead for the Argyll Array.