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An appeal to build two 18-metre high wind turbines on a farm in Benwick have been refused by planners and objected to by the MOD due to “aviation safety”.
The go-ahead comes following a decision by the Supreme Court in London to reject the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Scotland’s application for leave to appeal in its long-running challenge to a planning decision made by Scottish Ministers in 2014.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the development of a wind farm which it argues would impact seabird colonies.
The company behind plans for a £2 billion wind farm off the Fife coast has called on bird protection charity the RSPB to abandon any further potential legal proceedings which could scupper the project and put hundreds of potential jobs at risk.
"This judgment will come as a shock to many. The Supreme Court determined that the contractor, MT Højgaard, was under an obligation to ensure that the offshore windfarm's foundations would have a minimum lifetime of 20 years. This effectively placed on the contractor the consequences of an error in the international standard to which they were working.
A ramblers body has won High Court permission to challenge the decision to approve construction of a wind farm in the Antrim Hills.
The English Supreme Court is due to hear an appeal on the long-running dispute in connection with the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm. ...At issue is whether E.ON (the employer) or Højgaard (the contractor) must bear the approximate €26 million cost of remedying failed grouted connections between monopiles and transition pieces at Robin Rigg.
But RSPB Scotland challenged the decision over fears that the 335 turbines could kill thousands of protected seabirds, including puffins, kittiwakes and gannets. The conservation charity claimed the Scottish Government had acted unlawfully when considering the applications.
North Norfolk council taxpayers will fund expensive legal challenge, wind farm developers claim as appeal confirmed
A wind farm on the outskirts of Hilltown could still be on the cards as an appeal against its refusal will be heard later this year.
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the government’s right to cancel the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption for renewable generators. In effect this is a retrospective removal of subsidy entitlement, and should remind investors that even a seemingly secure economic rent will collapse when push comes to shove.
A mountain-top wind farm has been scrapped after a judge ruled the spinning blades could kill rare red kites. ... "There are important unknowns in this case."
The Scottish Government and two key players in the bid to develop huge windfarms in the North Sea have lodged appeals against the Court of Session’s controversial refusal of the projects.
Scottish Ministers and two offshore wind developers will appeal against court rulings that seek to void planning permission for as much as 2.3 gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity.
Scottish ministers and SSE have won an appeal against an earlier ruling that the approval of Stronelairg wind farm in the Highlands was "defective". The John Muir Trust opposed the granting of consent in June 2014.
US presidential candidate said planning conditions associated with Aberdeenshire project had not been satisfied; Donald Trump vowed to lodge formal objections with Marine Scotland over the windfarm development.
A legal challenge from RSPB Scotland to the granting of consent for four major offshore wind farms has been upheld. The bird protection charity had objected to the Scottish Government’s consent for the developments in the Forth and Tay regions.
Scottish government consents for the 784MW Inch Cape, 1GW-plus Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, and 450MW Neart na Gaoithe had been challenged by RSPB Scotland over their potential impact on seabird colonies in the Forth and Tay region. The Court of Session in Edinburgh today upheld the charity’s case, annulling the consents.
Alex Salmond and US presidential candidate in war of words as justices reject Trump's legal challenge over 11-turbine project that will 'spoil the view' from his Scottish golf course
Siemens Public Limited Company (plc) and RWE Innogy UK Limited (RWE) were fined after 27-year-old Colin Sinclair was killed when he came into contact with the unguarded rotating shaft of a gearbox within a turbine at Causeymire windfarm.