Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from Europe

Tiree will resist windfarm blow-ins

Residents in the remote island community of Tiree have launched a protest against a large offshore windfarm planned for the area ...They say the arrival of up to 300 people in the form of staff and their families, as well as large machinery would ruin the "quaint" lifestyle the 800 islanders currently enjoy.
12 Nov 2010

At last, the wind of change is blowing in favour of local power

Over the past five years, concern for the future of the planet has morphed into an unthinking support of any plan, however harmful to the countryside, that might just possibly help the energy crisis, however infinitesimally. Turbines have become a marketing tool, representing global concern and niceness, appearing in advertising campaigns, as backdrop for local TV news, even in the England World Cup symbol.
29 Oct 2010

Reap what you sow

Among those the Chamber is very concerned about are the Thanet extension, Greater Gabbard and extensions, and three projects in Scotland that threaten to block approaches to the Forth, he says. The map of Round 3 proposals shows the full extent of offshore wind farms: "If that was to be proposed on land, people would be on the streets. But that is the problem - out of sight, out of mind, do what you like."
30 Sep 2010

Energy firm loses appeal over Lake District wind farm

A decision to block a planned wind farm on the edge of the Lake District has been upheld by the government. West Coast Energy appealed against a decision by Eden District Council to refuse permission for nine turbines near the village of Greystoke. The council said the 334ft (102m) turbines at Berrier Hill would blight the "unique local landscape."
29 Jun 2010

Effort to calm storm over windfarm fears

Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Scottish Campaign for National Parks are angry at the latest draft of the park's local plan. They say park planners have identified large areas of sensitive, scenic landscape as suitable areas of search for windfarm developments. The conservation groups urged park authority members to declare the park a no-go area for windfarms.
25 Jun 2010

Greenhouse gas threat from wind farms on peatland goes

Damaging wind farms that unleash carbon dioxide from the soil are being permitted in Scotland because no government body is equipped to advise on the impact of building on peatland, The Scotsman has learned. ...In what the Shetland Council staff member, Hannah Nelson, then described to colleagues in an e-mail as a "surprising response", Mr Liddell added: "Given that government (and also government planning) policy is in favour of wind and other renewables, I wouldn't encourage you to query the carbon benefits of wind farms."
12 Jun 2010

Group vows to fight landscape ‘vandals'

A group of rural champions has vowed to continue the fight against what they call the "vandalism" of Craven's landscape. The Craven branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says it is committed to helping protest groups battle against "inappropriate" wind farms and "speculative" housing developments in sensitive areas.
11 Jun 2010

Scathing attack on wind farm opponents

The battle for Fallago Rig is escalating as North British Windpower, who want to build a 48 turbine wind farm on the site, clash with those opposed to the development. ...Mark Rowley, spokesman for the Say No To Fallago group, explained why they oppose the development: "Fallago Rig is the straw that will break the camel's back. It will decimate the last remaining unspoiled section of the Lammermuir Hills - if it goes ahead, the Scottish Government might as well convert the hills into a wind factory.
9 Jun 2010
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