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Highland Council is set to consider the future location and development of green energy projects.
Highland councillors have expressed confidence that the authority's green energy strategy will address concerns about wind farms.
A Windfarm concern group is claiming that Highland Council's draft blueprint on renewable energy is fatally flawed and unduly influenced by industry involvement.
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.
Campaigners against a proposed windfarm in north Devon are claiming a small victory in preventing the turbines. A report by Devon County Council's environment director says the impact on the environment far outweighs the renewable energy benefits.
What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt. Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.
WIND FARM protesters have been dealt a potentially devastating blow after an influential watchdog backed developers’ pleas for compulsory purchase powers.
DECISION day is looming over a wind farm on picturesque moorland.
Cagliari, Jan. 11 - The Constitutional Court disallowed the appeal lodged by the government against a regional law of Sardinia dated November 25, 2004 introducing town-planning and environmental protection measures to safeguard the region's coasts.
"In the legal and planning tradition of this country, powers of compulsory purchase are rarely granted, and this growing precedent for automatic award of such powers to enable businesses to further their commercial ends is deeply disturbing."[Campbell Dunford, chief executive, Renewable Energy Foundation]
The construction of a wind farm in Cheshire has been proposed at Aston Grange Farm, located near Acton Bridge in the Weaver Valley, on arable farmland. The planned site, developed by the Welsh firm Tegni Cymru Cyf, will be the first wind farm in Cheshire and will have an expected productive lifespan of 25 years.
Plans to erect the biggest wind farm in Scotland just south of Forres on the Altyre Estate have been approved by Moray councillors.
Two windfarms planned for Geesala and Bangor Erris lie in the hands of An Bord Pleanála, writes Marian Harrison. Atlanticwest Energy Ltd, the applicant in both cases, has brought the planning proposals before The Planning Appeal’s Board after Mayo County Council refused permission for both developments. The wind farm for Dooyork, Geesala would consist of 24 turbines, while 32 turbines are proposed for the farm at Knocklettercuss, Bangor Erris. Both cases were lodged with the Board on December 5.
PROPOSED WIND FARM AT ASTON GRANGE FARM, IN THE PARISH, NEAR FRODSHAM - A planning application has been received by Vale Royal Borough Council for a Wind Farm at Aston Grange Farm, by Tegni Cymru Cyf.
Hexham-based AMEC Wind Energy has put in the plans for the 20-turbine scheme on Lord Devonport’s remote Ray estate.
We don't want wind turbines here - that was the message from Cotswolds residents at a packed public meeting.