Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Mountaineers call for councillors to make a stand to defend national beauty spot

"Just a few days ago Alex Salmond declared that ‘in this Year of Natural Scotland, there is no better time to enjoy Scotland's great outdoors'. Unless he acts right now it will be the last time that people will have the chance to see the fabulous mountain landscapes round Dalnessie in their natural state. After that they will be reduced to an industrial site.
11 Jan 2013

Two billion pound Rampion wind farm plans to go before the government's Planning Inspectorate

Set eight miles off the coast of Shoreham, it would form a landmark feature visible between Worthing and Brighton, with plans for between 150-195 turbines at the core of its design. According to the firm, the key to its proposals lie in utilising new technology which would enable turbines to be active more than 90 per cent of the time.
27 Dec 2012

Wind farm developers set sights on Merse valley

With 130 turbines of over 30m either consented or proposed in east Berwickshire, wind farm applications are starting to creep downhill and along a corridor in eastern Berwickshire parallel with the A1, down to Lamberton Moor. The visual, landscape, cumulative and noise impacts are likely to be far greater as the land is flatter and there are more settlements in the Merse valley.
22 Dec 2012

Wind farms should not be less than 1.4 miles from people's homes, Nick Boles suggests

Nick Boles said in the House of Commons that wind turbines should not have an "unacceptable impact" on local communities ...There is currently no national standard for the distance between turbines and houses. But Mr Boles told MPs that he thought a minimum distance "might be appropriate" in some areas. ...However, if the ban was adopted widely by other councils, wind farms could be effectively banned.
18 Dec 2012

We must act now to save our country from the scourge of wind turbines

No more would I trade in blood diamonds or child pornography than I would accept money in any shape or form from Big Wind. The time is long since past when anyone complicit in this vile, corrupt, mendacious industry - not the lawyers, not the engineers, not the land agents, not the investors - could be unaware of the damage it does: to the landscape, to rural communities, to wildlife, to people's health, to the economy generally.
14 Dec 2012

Controversial Wark Common wind turbine plans withdrawn

The application for the turbine at Wark Common has been withdrawn after national park planners ruled it was lacking in vital information. In a letter to the county council, Northumberland National Park Authority said it considered the information provided in the re-application to be "deficient" in terms of the level of landscape and visual impact work undertaken.
5 Dec 2012

Ruth Davidson attacks Alex Salmond's 'scorched earth' wind farm policy

She said there was no need for the "march of the turbines" to continue but SNP ministers were unwilling to review the situation or listen to "besieged" communities' concerns. Miss Davidson delivered the attack during a keynote speech marking her first anniversary as leader in which she argued that the state in Scotland has become so bloated it is harming society.
6 Nov 2012

Historian Oliver attacks 'uglifying' wind turbines

Television historian Neil Oliver has launched a blistering attack on the Scottish Government and its green energy plans. Oliver, best known for presenting the BBC's Coast series, spoke out against the increasing numbers of "intrusive and uglifying" wind farms, warning they could ruin every view in Scotland.
29 Oct 2012
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