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A retired farming couple have received a landmark compensation pay out for a faulty wind turbine after it failed to deliver on the manufacturer’s claims. Terry and Gail Beaumont, Huddersfield, paid about £40,000 for the 10 kilowatt wind turbine which was manufactured by Evoco Energy and resold by Newgen Renewables.
Fishing crews hope that there will still be shellfish under the waves to catch. “The questions we are asking are: can we safely fish among the turbines and is there anything left to catch?” said Mike Cohen, chief executive of the Holderness Fishing Industry Group, the UK’s largest association representing lobster fishers. ...lobster beds may have been “smothered” by sediment thrown up. Other threats include vibrations, shadows and heat generated by the elecotromagnetic cables.
“It is considered that the proposal would give rise to significant and adverse landscape and visual impacts and also to significant and adverse cumulative landscape and visual impacts. “The potential benefits of the proposal...are acknowledged but the adverse landscape and visual impacts are considered to be unacceptable.”
A report to Gwynedd Council’s planning committee recommends refusing the application as officials believe erecting the turbine, would have a detrimental impact on the historic character of the landscape and on views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Conservatives have defended their decision to get rid of subsidies for onshore wind, dismissing energy experts who labelled them as “idiots” as “completely wrong”.
Residents in the Northumberland village of Belford are celebrating after EnergieKontor has said there will be no appeal of its refused turbine scheme
Parliamentary candidates have clashed over a planned wind farm off the south coast during a public debate in Dorset. The 194 turbines would be visible from Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
The neighbour of an electricity substation, abandoned when work halted on a £20million offshore wind farm project, has compared the site to a scorched battlefield.
The application, which was originally submitted by ASC Renewables in September 2012, proposes that eight wind turbines with a maximum height of 115 metres should be built on land at Bishopthorpe Farm in Tetney.
Plans for a controversial wind turbine outside a Greenock factory have been refused, the Tele can reveal. Bosses at Texas Instruments wanted to build a 77.8 metre tall turbine — over 250ft — outside the company’s Larkfield Industrial Estate HQ.
The Navitus Bay wind farm will “irrevocably damage the outstandingly beautiful and natural Dorset coast”, according to the leader of Bournemouth Borough Council. Cllr John Beesley has fired a last salvo as the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of the scheme comes to a close today.
Business owners have raised fears of “irretrievable damage” if the go-ahead is given for a major windfarm in the Angus glens. Hundreds of responses have already been received after the planning application was submitted to Angus Council and Perth and Kinross Council.
A decision on whether to go ahead with five wind farms in Powys will be made after the general election, the Department of Energy says. Developments are proposed at Llaithddu, Llandinam, Llanbrynmair, Llanbadarn Fynydd and Carnedd Wen, as well as a power lines running from Llandinam to Welshpool.
Renewable energy firm WPD has appealed to the government arguing Highland Council failed to make a decision on the six turbine development, near the conservation village of Tomich, within the statutory timescale of four months.
Mountaineers are objecting to a proposed a unique wind farm project just to the south of the Cairngorms National Park. Eneco Wind UK Ltd has applied for permission to build 18 turbines of up to 410ft in height in two distinct groups at Macritch Hill, near Backwater Reservoir, Kirriemuir.
A legal challenge against a decision to throw out a bid to build a wind farm in Hempnall has been dropped. TCI Renewables, the developer, was set to challenge Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ decision in October to reject the planning application.
The American billionaire insists work on the giant hotel and housing development, integral to his long term vision for a golf resort north of Aberdeen at Menie, will only begin if plans for an 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), are scrapped.
The campaign group No Black Isle Wind Farm says the highest ridge on the Black Isle earmarked for the development is "a completely inappropriate place for anyone to want to build an industrial-scale windfarm - it's in the wrong place, it will damage the environment for good, and it won't be effective."
Renewable energy firms should pay compensation to householders whose lives are blighted – and properties devalued - by the proximity of wind turbines. That is the plea of the Lauderdale Preservation Group (LPG) in a submission to the Scottish Government which is considering new guidelines to improve public engagement when wind farm plans are unveiled.
An energy company whose proposal to build nine wind turbines in west Norfolk was turned down, has been urged not to appeal by the local MP. The plans for the turbines, measuring up to 127m in height, were recommended for approval by West Norfolk Council’s planning committee yesterday.