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"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 plans were announced as Europe tries to meet new renewable energy targets. But the wind farm's location has drawn rebuke and ire from veterans' groups who call the beach sacred. The wind turbines will be visible from the beach.
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.
Environmentalists do not classify wind farms as having the same negative impacts on an area's natural beauty and habitat which other conventional projects would simply because they are willing to sacrifice an area's natural beauty, all the wildlife and some endangered species as well for natural renewable energy. This would be fine if wind farms were really contributing to reducing fossil fuel usage. However, nothing could be further from reality.
How anyone could ignore something 410 feet high is beyond me. These turbines, however, are far more than visual eyesores: They are permanent scars on our mountainous landscapes.
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.
The UN's cultural agency made the formal request following an earlier warning that the spectacular Benedictine abbey on a rocky island off Normandy could lose the world heritage status it has enjoyed since 1979 if it fails to comply.
Just days after a group of Tehachapi residents celebrated the collapse of a large windmill project, another group contacted 17 News about another wind project in the works. They say the windmills will destroy the natural beauty of their neighborhood.
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.
The $175m proposed Allendale East wind farm near Mount Gambier has collapsed following an adjoining landowner winning an appeal against the 46-turbine project. The landmark ruling is believed to be the first time a court has upheld an appeal against wind farms based on visual amenity.
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 Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism submitted letters to the council saying turbines at the second site on Rock Hall Road would threaten the nearby Rock Hall Luxe Lodging.
The Swiss Heritage Society released a position paper entitled: "Yes to green power - but not at the expense of the landscape and historic sites". The paper says that the preservation of landscape and architecture is as much in the public interest as the ecological production of energy.
"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."
After the Virginia Department of Historic Resources complained to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) that HNWD failed to cooperate in an assessment of impacts to the battlefield, in 2010 the SCC took the position that it has no jurisdiction to address impacts across the border.
The proposal, which came after an earlier attempt was rejected by the local council, has been attacked by a vocal group of opponents, who argue that it will despoil the town's "pristine" coastline.
"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.