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Residents speak out at wind farm inquiry

A wind farm planned for the Howden area would "industrialise the landscape", it is claimed. Residents living close to the proposed site voiced their fears at an inquiry into the plans. They fear the turbines will create unacceptable levels of noise, disturb wildlife and ruin views.
29 Oct 2009

Right to be worried about wind turbines

Bordering councils have seen our rural Fenland landscape destroyed and cluttered with this heavy and useless industry and politely declare 'no thanks'. This 'green window dressing' is causing extensive environmental damage to the British countryside and everything within it, very soon I will expose how our local wildlife environment has been abused and disrupted by those seeking the rewards of political and financial gratification.
28 Oct 2009

Delays as turbines transported; More of the parts will be arriving at Buchan port soon

Delays are expected for north-east motorists today as another delivery of huge wind turbine parts is transported from Peterhead harbour. Traffic in some parts of Buchan ground to a halt yesterday as sections of turbine were transported to Hill of Skelmonae, near Auchnagatt. Between now and December, turbines bound for Banff, Boyndie, St Fergus, Foveran, Cuminestown and Rothienorman will arrive at the Buchan port.
27 Oct 2009

Both sides claim a wind farm win

All the evidence has now been heard for and against a controversial Mid Devon wind farm - and both sides are claiming victory. Planning inspector Andrew Pykett spent a week hearing evidence relating to noise at the public inquiry held in Okehampton. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) wants to build nine wind turbines - each 120m tall, or three times the height of Exeter Cathedral - in the Den Brook Valley between Bow, Spreyton and North Tawton.
27 Oct 2009

Campaigners hope wind farm plan dead

Your Energy Ltd had hoped to build six 100 metre high wind turbines at Parham Airfield, near Framlingham. But the proposals have been thrown into doubt after Suffolk Coastal District Council recently ruled that they will have to reapply for new planning permission if they want to push ahead with the development, which would also have included part of a 310 hectare farm in the parishes of Parham, Great Glemham and Marlesford.
24 Oct 2009

Campaigners celebrate wind farm victory

Controversial plans for a new wind farm in the heart of Suffolk have been refused to the delight of campaigners. A previous plan for the two-turbine site at Potash Farm in Wyverstone, near Bacton, was withdrawn after Mid Suffolk District Council planners recommended it for refusal. Now the resubmitted scheme has also been turned down.
22 Oct 2009

Row blows up over wind farm approvals

Former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott said Britain's targets for green energy were being held up by rural residents anxious to protect their "chocolate box" views. The debate over onshore wind farms in East Anglia hotted up further as the founder of a company behind some of most controversial schemes said decision making should be taken out of local councillors' hands as they were too easily swayed by pressure groups.
21 Oct 2009

Wind industry reveals plan for radar-friendly stealth turbines

Wind industry reveals plan for radar-friendly stealth turbines Wind turbines coated with similar material to make stealth bombers invisible to radar could soon be used to address long-standing concerns that wind farms could disrupt air traffic control systems. From BusinessGreen.com, part of the Guardian Environment Network.
21 Oct 2009

Protestors stunned by turbine go-ahead

Objectors to a controversial application to build 20 wind turbines at Davidstow say they are devastated that the plans have been approved - but have vowed to fight on. The application was approved subject to conditions relating to satisfying National Air Traffic Services and concerns from the RSPB . Objectors claim they have been "sold out" by Cornwall Council despite strong opposition to the plans.
21 Oct 2009

Dismay over wind farm approval

Britain's oldest national conservation body, The Open Spaces Society says it is dismayed Cornwall County councillors have overturned the advice of their officers and approved plans to build 20 wind turbines, each 126.5-metres high, at Davidstow Wood, near Camelford. The society was among the many objectors, which included the Ramblers. Kate Ashbrook, the society's general secretary said: "We deplore this decision, which appears to ignore the advice of the professionals.
20 Oct 2009

Outrage as 400ft wind farms get green light

Fifteen 400-foot wind turbines will be built after controversial plans were given the green light. Government inspectors gave the go-ahead for two wind farms near Rochdale and Bacup, despite strong opposition from conservation groups and local planners. They opposed the scheme last year, saying the turbines would be unsightly and too close to rural communities.
14 Oct 2009

Hilton residents unite to oppose wind farm

"SAY No To Turbines At Hilton". Those are the first words that greet visitors to the village near Yarm which is the proposed site of a controversial wind farm. ...Chatting to locals, some are angry, some are ambivalent, some are disappointed. But the residents are united by the common theme of being against the turbines - however their objections are manifested.
12 Oct 2009

'We have to fight wind farm'

A council has defended its decision to use £30,000 of taxpayers money to fight a controversial wind farm. Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to release the money to go towards the cost of a public inquiry into the Matlock Moor development. Council leader Lewis Rose said the cash will be used for legal fees to put forward its case against West Coast Energy's plans to erect five 125-metre high turbines.
10 Oct 2009

'Brodsworth visitors oppose wind farm'

Campaigners fighting plans for a windfarm at Hampole were today planning to tell Doncaster councillors it was not just nearby residents who opposed the scheme. HALT - Hampole Against Large Turbines - were addressing a specially-called technical meeting for members of the council's planning committee. The protesters said hundreds of visitors to nearby Brodsworth Hall had also signed letters protesting against the plans.
10 Oct 2009

Peel Energy propose 21, 410ft high wind generators, on the Frodsham Marshes

A giant wind farm with 21 of the UK's largest inshore wind generators is being proposed in Frodsham. The renewable energy generators will stand 410ft high, 100ft taller than Big Ben, and would even dwarf the Fiddlers Ferry Cooling Tower. ...Peel Energy senior development manager Richard Dibley, who made a presentation about the site, said Peel would be starting a round of community meetings and they had already consulted organisations such as the RSPB about the internationally significant wetlands and the bird life it supports.
8 Oct 2009

Wind farm battle on brink of being won

Cornwall Council's planning officers have urged members of the strategic planning committee to reject the plan for 20 turbines at Davidstow when they meet to determine the application by Community Wind Power on Tuesday night. ..."It will be a great relief when the application is put to rest, and we hope the company will accept that they have misjudged not only the location of the wind farm, but underestimated the population's ability to see through the propaganda.
7 Oct 2009

Residents vow to fight wind farm

Residents in a south Wales valley say they plan to fight an appeal to build a wind farm. Developers have lodged the appeal to build four wind turbines on a Blaenau Gwent mountain, following a decision to unanimously reject the application. Campaigners say Blaenau Gwent mountain has a history of landslides and they are worried over safety and impact.
7 Oct 2009

Emotions run high over wind farm plans

Strong emotions were on show at a meeting to discuss two potential wind farm sites in south Norfolk. More than 120 people packed into Dicklebugh Village Centre on Wednesday to listen to speakers and raise queries they had about the proposals. Planning permission has been granted to TCI Renewables and Enertrag UK for wind measuring masts at sites between Dickleburgh, the Pulhams and Rushall and another at Tivetshall St Mary.
3 Oct 2009

Plan to put wind turbines near Mont-St-Michel condemned

From repeated attacks by English warriors to annual invasions of daytrippers, the Mont-St-Michel has faced many a threat in its history. But locals and activists claim the majestic site is now on the verge of suffering one of the worst indignities yet: a host of towering wind turbines which critics say will ruin the magnificent panorama and "massacre" the landscape of the windswept Normandy coast.
2 Oct 2009

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