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A multi-million pound proposal to build up to 108 wind turbines off the north Norfolk coast has faced a setback. County councillors refused to back the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind farm, despite recommendations from planning officers to approve the scheme.
PLANS for controversial Glenkens windfarm sites took a step forward this week. Scottish and Southern Energy Group announced that SSE Generation Ltd have submitted an application to Scottish ministers to build a grid connection for its proposed wind farm site at Blackcraig, near New Galloway.
A FLOOD of complaints has been received by council planning officers after fears rural north Northumberland could be again the target of wind farm companies.
A STORM of protest has been whipped up over two giant rooftop wind turbines – just metres from homes and hotels. But the turbines – which have won approval in the corridors of power – will be as close as 20m to some properties, the closest wind turbines have ever been to houses in the UK.
North Tipperary County Council says it does not have enough information to properly access a planning application for a large windfarm proposed for a site near Thurles. The local authority has requested the developer, Anglo American Lisheen Mining Ltd., to provide further information on their plans for the development of 22 wind turbine generators in the townlands of Barnalisheen, Cooleeny, Derryfada, Derryville and Killoran. As part of the development there are plans for access roads, and associated infrastructure. The application has been accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.
AN eco-friendly home in Highgate will soon be sailing above its neighbours with new generation wind turbines. Haringey Council has just given the go-ahead for two revolutionary turbines to be placed on the roof of a Bishopswood Road house. It is the first domestic wind turbine in Haringey and the first of its kind in London.
The study identified a number of scenarios based on differing levels of potential, ranging from 70MW to 240MW. The preferred scenario identifies the consultant's preferred scale and pattern of development in the Harwood Forest/ Knowesgate area. This indicates that on the basis of landscape capacity, cumulative impact and the identification of three preferred development areas, the study area could accommodate around 100MW of wind energy development.
A massive wind farm could make the Hebridean island of Lewis the renewable energy capital of Europe. But not all environmentalists are happy about it.
The Laholm municipality in southwest Sweden is set to build a wind farm with 100 turbines, but this time the project will be built inland instead of in coastal waters.
The boss of Ecotricity, the company behind the failed bid to build five wind turbines on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea, says he remains "very confident" that a wind farm will one day be built on the site.
PLANS for wind turbines across the county blew a step closer last Wednesday when Somerset County Council approved the latest stage of its long-term energy strategy. The council agreed at an executive meeting to begin looking for a developer to build turbines on some of its 74 county farms.
A controversial bid to build five wind turbines on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea was unanimously thrown out by district planners on Tuesday morning (August 8th).
In a major escalation of the battle against wind farms, the John Muir Trust is to launch its biggest ever campaign. The trust says "industrial scale" wind farms are a "major threat" to unspoiled areas of the Scottish countryside.
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build wind farms on council-owned land all across Somerset has this week been given a formal go-ahead.
"We are also puzzled at the need to move the potential location. Surely if these turbines are as robust a structure as claimed then there can be no danger of collapse if they are located, as originally proposed, closer to the railway lines? What about the danger to public rights of way, houses, village facilities and the local school?"
....residents in some of Ireland’s premier beauty spots are hoping to make more impact as they battle against the construction of 400ft wind turbines they claim are destroying the countryside. A group of 450 people from 11 counties met in Cashel last week to establish a national committee to campaign against wind farms, driven to action by claims that they create low- frequency noise, destroy natural habitats and interfere with television reception. A second meeting at Ahenny drew 550.
THE Quantock Hills, Sedgemoor battle site, Bridgwater, Woolavington, Chilton Polden and the Huntspill Levels these are all sites earmarked for wind farms under a new scheme from Somerset County Council.
They also say the developer is using 80-year-old legislation on rural electrification to force through the scheme, despite the fact that ordinary people would not be allowed build in the area due to its scenic value.
...to traditional crofters, it would destroy the heart and soul of the island. "They don't want to see the land spoiled," says Catriona Campbell, chairman of Mointeach gun Mhuileann - Moorland without Turbines (MWT) - the crofters' group opposing the scheme. "It's just intrinsically connected with us as people."
Borders planning chiefs have said a decision to overturn their rejection of wind farm plans near Stow could encourage future developments.