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A7 Energy's appeal against the Easington District Council for refusing to grant planning permission with respect to a wind plant consisting of 2 x 2.3MW turbines was dismissed by D. L. Burrows, an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The principal reason for dismissal was adverse impact the turbines would have on the activities of Shotten airfield.
A MISUNDERSTANDING has led to an IW Council officer's report appearing to rule out wind energy for the Island.
A wind farm proposed for Caithness has become the first scheme to lose out to Highland Council's new guidelines on renewable energy.
THE number of windfarms in Cumbria is set to double under targets set by the North West Regional Assembly.
Planners are recommending an objection be lodged to revised plans for 71 wind turbines in the Ae Forest.
Seven out of 11 potential wind farm sites could to be dropped from a blueprint for renewable energy schemes in the Highlands.
Public pressure has convinced Highland Council to curb its hunger for windfarms, but not enough according to opponents of giant turbines.
A wide-ranging report has been commissioned to help prevent the North-East from becoming covered in wind turbines, it emerged yesterday.
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build a new power line through Scotland could be heading for a public inquiry.
The Poldermodel approach is consensus-based. The poldermodel is a model on which Dutch society and politics are based. The Poldermodel ensures that different planning systems are used for every ministry. There is a need to draw all planning systems together into one system. This is done by means of communication and negotiation. The Poldermodel intends to involve as many (relevant) stakeholders as possible to give every person the possibility to plan developments on the scarce land.
Highland councillors have expressed confidence that the authority's green energy strategy will address concerns about wind farms.
Highland Council is set to consider the future location and development of green energy projects.
A Windfarm concern group is claiming that Highland Council's draft blueprint on renewable energy is fatally flawed and unduly influenced by industry involvement.
The Secretary of State accepts the Inspector’s [David M H Rose] findings on the section 36 application. He agrees with the Inspector’s conclusions that the Whinash site is an important and integral part of a far reaching landscape which is highly sensitive to change and that the adverse environmental impacts of the Development would conflict with the aims of Planning Policy Statement 22 which is, in part, to minimise the impacts of wind generation and to achieve environmental safeguards. He also agrees with the Inspector’s conclusion that the environmental harm to this particular landscape outweighs the benefits of securing renewable energy at the Whinash site. The Secretary of State therefore accepts, taking account of the further comments below, the Inspector’s recommendation that consent be refused. Editor's Note: The pdf file contains the complete report.
Windfarm campaigners are again opposing a company's plans to carry out further tests at two possible turbine sites in Lochaber.
OPPONENTS of plans to build a wind farm in the heart of the picturesque South Pennines were celebrating last night after council officers recommended that planning permission should be refused.
A Highland community fears councillors could be prejudiced in favour of a windfarm plan because the Highland Council is negotiating with the renewable energy company over provision of a potential shared access.
Powys Council has barred one of its councillors from debating and voting on planning applications relating to wind farms.
The plans for the 100-metre high turbines were originally turned down on a number of grounds, including the impact on the surrounding landscape and local communities.
This report surveys the intense debate now taking place as to why the chosen strategy is not achieving its objectives. We believe that a principal factor is to be found in the increasingly controversial renewable energy policy, which is widely criticised for its lack of balance and its over-emphasis on onshore wind at the expense of other technologies.