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Scotland's countryside will become a "wind farm landscape" as hundreds more turbines are built to meet the SNP's radical green energy targets, the country's most senior planning officials have warned. Scotland's senior planners have warned "less sensitive" sites for building wind farms are running out.
Heritage sites around the country will be ruined by wind farms, the National Trust has warned after 300ft turbines got the go ahead near Lyveden New Bield, one of England's most important historic ruins.
In an interview with The Journal Mr Davey disagreed with those opposed to wind farms in place across Northumberland, saying that while it is not his place to say what people should like, critics had to realise "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
The most spectacular landscape in Britain, across the Highlands and Islands, is also the best place for wind farms with the number of turbines set to multiply by five times if ambitious plans to make the mountains a centre for generating electricity go ahead.
Councillor and MLA, David McClarty, said he was "disappointed" at the planning service's decision to approve given the sizable opposition to the scheme. "Fifty-five people are going to suffer from this," he said. "They already suffer from the existing turbine and if this goes ahead their problems will increase three-fold."
Mr Trump has halted work on his resort until a decision on the wind farm is made by the Scottish Government. Today, Mr Trump said he had "invested a tremendous amount of money in Scotland because it is a place of great beauty and is also the birthplace of my mother''. He added: "Interestingly, it will be the greatest gift to my mother to stop this atrocity.
"The combined landscape impact, visual impact, biodiversity impact, cultural heritage impact, public rights of way impact, noise impact and highway impact of the proposed development is considered to outweigh the benefits of the renewable energy contribution of the proposed development."
He added, 'I have been told by our attorneys, our lawyers, that we can bring a very large lawsuit and probably win the lawsuit based on the harm that these horrible things will do to Scotland. I've been told we have a very good lawsuit, and we can delay (the wind farms) for years to come.'
David Cameron risks a backlash from the countryside after defending the Government's plans to support onshore wind farms. ...Nick Williams, who lives in the shadow of one of the Fullabrook turbines made an emotional plea to "stop the onslaught of the countryside". He said: "I'm a prisoner of Fullabrook."
Matt Baker, the presenter of BBC's Countryfile, is the latest high profile figure to question the effectiveness of wind farms and ask if they are a threat to the beauty of the British countryside.
Dr Bryan Todd, who used to live near the site and is a frequent visitor to Burton Dassett Country Park, said: "When they [the turbines] cause noise, it gerenally is at night because the atmospheric conditions change - particularly in the summer, which is just the time when people want to sleep with their windows open.
Mr Trump has written to First Minister Alex Salmond accusing him of being ''hellbent on destroying Scotland's coastline''. He ...warned he would abandon his proposals for a hotel and houses on the Menie Estate if the development is approved.
He said "not a week goes by" without the charity having to fight plans for wind farms that threaten the more than 700 miles of coastline, 28,500 acres of countryside and more than 500 properties owned by the Trust. "Broadly speaking the National Trust is deeply sceptical of this form of renewable energy," he said.
Northern Archaeological Associates Limited said a decision on the Windy Bank scheme, near Hamsterley Forest, County Durham, should not be made until an archaeological dig had taken place to establish the significance of the remains.
In a statement issued from his New York headquarters, Trump said: "All further plans for future development, including the hotel, are now on hold until the Scottish government makes a decision on the application for the European offshore wind deployment centre submitted by Vattenfall and Areg [Aberdeen renewable energy group].
Highland councillors have voted nine to three to oppose RWE Npower Renewables' plan to construct 31 turbines in the Monadhliath Mountains. Earlier, the councillors had taken the UK's highest railway journey to help them assess the potential visual impact of the Allt Duine project.
A senior local politician has warned the need for renewable energy cannot be at the expense of the heritage of Yorkshire's most popular seaside resort after a controversial wind turbine scheme earmarked for a 19th century hotel was thrown out.
A wind farm is to be built at the site of one of the most important battles ever fought on English soil, despite officials admitting that the scheme will "harm the setting" of the historic location. Proposals for an array of 415ft turbines overlooking the site of the Battle of Naseby, the decisive clash of the English Civil War, have been opposed by heritage groups.
They believe that harnessing the power of the park's many rivers and burns will help Scotland meet its green energy targets while avoiding or restricting the construction of unsightly wind farms in the vicinity. Gordon Watson, the director of planning and rural development for the Park Authority, said: "If there is something that Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National park is not short of, it's water.
The plan to build five 115-metre turbines between the village of Woodland and Hamsterley Forest - close to the home of TV botanist David Bellamy - is facing significant planning problems that could lead to delays of up to a year - or outright rejection.