Library filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Wind farm spread could harm tourism

Commenting on the tourism findings, Stuart Brooks, Chief Executive of the John Muir Trust said that the poll showed two things. “First, that people in the Highlands and Islands support protection of wild land. And second, there is deep concern that if it is not protected, the impact could be damaging to the economy of the region.
2 May 2014

Wind farm could disturb war graves

There are fears for the future of historic World War II graves after it was claimed a proposed Isle wind farm could be built over them. A six turbine farm is planned by REG Windpower for land at Medge Hall near Crowle, the site of a Lancaster Bomber plane crash in September 1945.
19 Apr 2014

Court of Appeal confirms parliamentary intention overrides an exercise of expert judgment

Developers should also be aware that the case clarifies the way in which the planning balance must be struck by decision makers.  They are not free to give harm to heritage assets such weight as they may choose when carrying out the balancing exercise.  Instead, they must give particular weight the desirability of avoiding such harm when assessing whether the advantages of the proposal outweigh that harm. The rejection of the "reasonable observer" test will also be a significant constraint on the ability to construct wind farms and other new development in sensitive locations.
8 Apr 2014

Energy Transition: Bayern slows construction of wind turbines

Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has little regard for large wind turbines even if he always stressed to stand fully behind the energy turnaround. ...the Bavarian cabinet blessed a private bill on energy policy stating that the future minimum distance between wind turbines to residential homes in Bavaria is to be ten times the total height of the turbines.
8 Apr 2014

Special Investigation: Toxic wind turbines

Scotland’s environmental watchdog has probed more than 100 incidents involving turbines in just six years, including diesel spills, dirty rivers, blocked drains and excessive noise. Anti-wind farm campaigners yesterday insisted Scotland’s communities are now “under siege” and demanded an independent inquiry into the environmental damage.
23 Mar 2014

Killington wind farm 'call in' decision welcomed by conservationists

A decision to call-in a planning application to build three wind turbines at Killington Reservoir has been welcomed by conservationists. ...Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society: “This is wonderful news and is a fitting decision for this outstanding, nationally-valued landscape. The turbines would ruin the breath-taking views in an area which is extremely popular for quiet recreation."
21 Mar 2014

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