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Powys planning officials have opened the door to a flood of speculative wind farm applications across the county, claims a Mid Wales businessman.
Villagers have pledged to battle on in a desperate attempt to stop a wind farm being built near their homes.
A Wind farm planned for Lincolnshire has divided a nearby community.
The plans, for 18 wind turbines to be built five miles north of Middlemoor near Alnwick, are being considered by the Department of Trade and Industry.
THE government’s renewable energy policy is in chaos after hundreds of wind farm companies were told that they face delays of more than 10 years before they can sell any of the electricity that they produce.
TWENTY giant wind turbines CAN now be built at Conisholme Fen, the government has said. The Ecotricity scheme was backed by East Lindsey District Council in a controversial move last October.
WIND turbines could be built in all parts of Huntingdonshire, according to a new strategy being considered by the district council.
Campaigners fighting plans for six wind turbines near a mountain bike centre in south Wales are looking to visitors to back their fight to stop the scheme.
The 80m (262ft) structures were planned for land at Den Brook, but West Devon Borough Council received nearly 3,000 letters of objection.
Scottish and Southern Energy claims the line needs to be upgraded to allow windfarms to link to the national grid.
The 14km power line is scheduled to run from a windfarm planned by Ballybane Windfarms Ltd, at Glantia Commons near Caheragh, Drimoleague, via Colomane to a sub-station at Ballylickey near Bantry.
Thousands of people have objected to the scheme which objectors claim would ruin the appearance of the countryside and harm wildlife.
The proposed site, complete with computer graphics showing the turbines and towers, showed a pretty rural setting changed to a scene from Star Wars.
A GOVERNMENT minister admitted he didn't realise turbines planned for a massive windfarm off the North Wales coast would stand higher than Blackpool Tower.
"The design ups the ante for windfarm proposals. The park has been given special status because it is a special area, and any proposal would have to have a special reason to be accepted by the executive."
But can we respectfully suggest that anyone involved in a decision to put 236 turbines, each 540ft tall, nine miles offshore here, might like to assess the visual impact first.
"The local community is small and widespread and they do not have the manpower or resources to create effective opposition. "Should these developments go ahead they will have a huge impact on the cultural, landscape, tourist and recreational assets and interests of this area."
CAMPAIGNERS battling to prevent a wind farm being built in Denshaw are furious that many of their supporters could be prevented from attending a crucial meeting.
RESIDENTS of Denby Dale and surrounding villages were astonished to read the statements by Caroline Lucas Euro-MP about wind energy. She seems to be one of a dwindling number still under the misapprehension that wind turbines are in any way "green".
"If they go ahead it will cause serious devaluation of properties in the area. I understand that wind energy is probably going to be the thing of the future, but they are just too big for this area. I can't see that anyone in the local area is going to benefit from them apart from the greedy landowners."