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Kerry windfarm rejected as 1,000 voice opposition

Kerry County Council has refused planning permission for a 10-turbine wind farm proposed for the Ballyhorgan area, near Listowel. More than 1,000 people signed a petition opposing plans, while objectors attended several public meetings locally as well as staging protests
10 Oct 2014

Wind farm developer quits Hebridean scheme

The French energy giant GDF Suez blames delays in the laying of a subsea cable required to carry electricity to the mainland for its decision to walk away from the planned 39-turbine project on the Eisgein Estate in the southeast of Lewis.
3 Oct 2014

Belford Burn wind farm faces refusal

Plans to build nine wind turbines at Belford Burn are being recommended for refusal by Northumberland County Council. The application by Energiekontor UK Ltd has attracted 500 letters of objection from local residents and just nine letters of support.
1 Oct 2014

Navitus Bay: planning process starts today

The planning process into the decision over the Navitus Bay wind park planned for off the Dorset coast gets under way today. A preliminary meeting will be held at the BIC from 10.30am, concerning procedural matters and setting the timetable for the examination of Navitus Bay Development Ltd's proposals.
11 Sep 2014

Time to halt windfarm projects, say councillors

Councillors in north Kerry are moving to stop the erection of further windfarms and are seeking to have a ban inserted in the new six-year county development plan, ...Planning permission has been granted for just over 400 turbines in the region — half of which have yet to be constructed.
5 Sep 2014
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