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'Road chaos' as turbine plans passed

“While there are differing views on the merits of onshore windfarms in Mid Wales, this decision will undoubtedly have a significant and detrimental impact, bringing further traffic congestion issues in Newtown.” Mr George said that he thinks more than 10,000 ordinary lorry movements will be required to go through the centre of Newtown for the wind turbines to be constructed.
24 May 2015

Farming couple compensated over failed wind turbine

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.
18 May 2015

Have wind turbines ruined Britain’s prized lobster haul?

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.
17 May 2015

Planners deliver major blow to windfarm project

“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.”
14 May 2015

Huge Pwllheli wind turbine plan to be blocked

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.
24 Apr 2015

Greenock company's wind turbine plan is refused

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.
19 Mar 2015

Windfarm worries for Angus tourism firms

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.
12 Mar 2015

Powys wind farms decision 'after election'

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.
11 Mar 2015

Donald Trump uses FOI to get wind farm documents

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.
23 Feb 2015

Opinion divided on community turbines for the Black Isle

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."
16 Feb 2015
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