Articles filed under Impact on Landscape from UK

Photo trickery makes wind farms smaller

Wind Farm developers have been accused of deceiving local councils and the public by using computer-generated images in planning applications that make the turbines seem smaller than they are in reality. The claim is contained in a new book, Windfarm Visualisation: Perspective or Perception, by the architect Alan Macdonald, whose company, Architech, specialises in computer- generated images.
15 Jul 2012

Fife Council calls for halt on wind farm applications over 'opportunistic' developers ignoring guidelines

"The pressure being put on our planners is coming from the sheer number of wind turbine applications ...We have already pinpointed areas where turbines could be potentially sited. However, developers are simply ignoring these when making applications which, in turn, is making life more complex for our planning teams."
19 Jun 2012

Scotland's wind turbines less eco-friendly than they appear

"The initial estimates that this group came up with, I think, were kind of between 3 and 30 years," Simon Drew, biologist at Stirling University said. "Now the operational lifetime of a wind farm is about 25 years, so, potentially, although you have a sort of non-fossil fuel energy source, it's not carbon neutral if it's going to be for that long."
6 May 2012

Warning UK is being overrun with wind farms

The Campaign to Protect Rural England said the number of turbines over 30 metres high either already built, in construction or awaiting approval has soared to more 4,100 They are concerned parts of the country are being ruined because protected areas and National Parks are becoming ringed by the machines.
30 Apr 2012

Anger over Wuthering Heights moors wind farm

The landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters to pen some of English literature's most enduring works is now the center of a brewing storm in Britain over wind power. Thornton Moor, near Haworth in West Yorkshire, is the subject of an application by energy company Banks Renewables to build four wind turbines.
8 Apr 2012

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