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Wind farm to be built at site of decisive Civil War battle

A wind farm is to be built at the site of one of the most important battles ever fought on English soil, despite officials admitting that the scheme will "harm the setting" of the historic location. Proposals for an array of 415ft turbines overlooking the site of the Battle of Naseby, the decisive clash of the English Civil War, have been opposed by heritage groups.
8 Jan 2012

Waterways in National Park will create power to ward off wind farms

They believe that harnessing the power of the park's many rivers and burns will help Scotland meet its green energy targets while avoiding or restricting the construction of unsightly wind farms in the vicinity. Gordon Watson, the director of planning and rural development for the Park Authority, said: "If there is something that Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National park is not short of, it's water.
1 Jan 2012

Wind farm will be built at Naseby battle site despite admission it will ‘harm' area

Last year, members of Daventry District Council blocked plans to build turbines to the north of Haselbech, near Naseby, because of the impact the development would have on the area. But this week, national planning inspector, Paul Griffiths, overturned that decision, meaning six turbines up to 415ft tall can be built.
21 Dec 2011

Green trust hits out at Highlands wind farm

Steven Turnbull, policy officer for JMT, said: "The impacts of the wind farm on the landscape would be significant and completely inappropriate for an area of wild land. "Even though the applicant has acknowledged these impacts, they've offered little evidence to support their decision to proceed regardless."
6 Dec 2011

‘Gold rush in wind turbines leaves Scots feeling under attack'

A moratorium should be placed on new wind turbine developments until councils are given clearer guidance from government, environment minister Fergus Ewing has been told. MSPs warned that local communities feel they are "under attack" from energy firms whose desperation to snap up land across Scotland "resembles the prospecting days of the American gold rush".
2 Dec 2011

Wind farm hearing told of peat landslide fears

The 730-hectare site stretching to the Cork and west Limerick borders was zoned "open for consideration" rather than suitable in the Kerry County Council development plan, flagging the fact that it had certain sensitivities. Within it were "dual conservation areas" for birds and animals and nearby was an area of special conservation.
16 Nov 2011

Economic advantages of wind farms- a total illusion

The impact on the people and the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales and Shropshire will be devastating. 800 of these structures in the area proposed is completely and wholly out of proportion. If localism means anything at all, the ruination of the hills should be taken by bodies accountable locally. The macro-economic alleged advantages are, as KPMG point out, a total illusion.
9 Nov 2011
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