Library filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Forest Commission Scotland: a country divided and given away

Scotlandfcs-allocations_thumb Forest Commission Scotland, which is missioned with managing national forest land in Scotland, divided the public lands it manages into 5 'lots' to be prospected by specific wind energy developers. For example, ScottishPower Renewables was awarded Lot 1 and the right to develop schemes of less than 5MW in Lots 1-5. The remaining 4 lots are allocated to four other developers all of whom are currently working through an exclusivity period to identify suitable sites for wind development.
1 Jul 2012

Fife Council calls for halt on wind farm applications over 'opportunistic' developers ignoring guidelines

"The pressure being put on our planners is coming from the sheer number of wind turbine applications ...We have already pinpointed areas where turbines could be potentially sited. However, developers are simply ignoring these when making applications which, in turn, is making life more complex for our planning teams."
19 Jun 2012

Kingdom's scenic areas to be spared windfarms

A new energy strategy for Kerry will see whole swathes of the county earmarked for windfarms - but not in top scenic areas. The initiative coincides with a decision by An Bord Pleanála last week to approve the county's highest turbines near Castleisland. Over 70,000 hectares of land had been identified as suitable for wind, water, and other energy sources.
22 May 2012

Scotland's wind turbines less eco-friendly than they appear

"The initial estimates that this group came up with, I think, were kind of between 3 and 30 years," Simon Drew, biologist at Stirling University said. "Now the operational lifetime of a wind farm is about 25 years, so, potentially, although you have a sort of non-fossil fuel energy source, it's not carbon neutral if it's going to be for that long."
6 May 2012

FRAWT Feldon Folly

An impassioned plea from the residents of the Feldon Vale to stop the spread of industrial wind farms throughout South Warwickshire's rural landscape. Featuring the landscape photography of Warwickshire photographer Graham Bullock and CGI simulations of the proposed Starbold Wind Farm, next to the Burton Dassett Country Park.  Duration: 6 minutes 5 seconds
30 Apr 2012

Warning UK is being overrun with wind farms

The Campaign to Protect Rural England said the number of turbines over 30 metres high either already built, in construction or awaiting approval has soared to more 4,100 They are concerned parts of the country are being ruined because protected areas and National Parks are becoming ringed by the machines.
30 Apr 2012

Anger over Wuthering Heights moors wind farm

The landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters to pen some of English literature's most enduring works is now the center of a brewing storm in Britain over wind power. Thornton Moor, near Haworth in West Yorkshire, is the subject of an application by energy company Banks Renewables to build four wind turbines.
8 Apr 2012

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