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Trouble at the mills

Plans for one of Britain's biggest on-shore wind turbines at the Dewlay factory near Garstang have hit a hitch. The Kirkland-based cheese firm hopes to start work on the 127 metres high turbine later this year and have it operational by Spring 2010.
10 Jun 2009

Green homeowner hit with noise abatement order because 40ft wind turbine is driving his neighbours mad

When Stephen Munday spent £20,000 on a wind turbine to generate electricity for his home, he was proud to be doing his bit for the environment. He got planning permission and put up the 40ft device two years ago, making sure he stuck to strict noise level limits. But neighbours still complained that the sound was annoying - and now the local council has ordered him to switch it off.
27 May 2009

General statement of Jane and Julian Davis

Davis-noise-statement_thumb Jane Davis and her husband Julian live 930 meters from the windfarm at Deeping St Nicholas just south of Spalding in Lincolnshire in the United Kindom. The wind facility consists of eight 2MW REpower MM82 turbines. There are six other houses situated a similar distance away from the turbines since they were commissioned. She and her family have since abandoned their home due to health issues related to the noise. This statement summarizes her experience.
16 Apr 2009

General statement of Jane and Julian Davis

Davis-noise-statement_thumb Jane Davis and her husband Julian live 930 meters from the windfarm at Deeping St Nicholas just south of Spalding in Lincolnshire in the United Kindom. The wind facility consists of eight 2MW REpower MM82 turbines. There are six other houses situated a similar distance away from the turbines since they were commissioned. She and her family have since abandoned their home due to health issues related to the noise. This statement summarizes her experience.
16 Apr 2009

Welcome for wind-farm rule

Planning authorities should treat occupants of single dwellings close to a proposed wind farm site the same way as nearby settlements. The clarification from the Scottish Government on the guidelines to assess applications has been seized on by campaigners seeking to spike the current run of turbine developments in the Highlands.
15 Apr 2009

A green dream or bad for our health?

The Co-operative Group, which hopes to build the wind farm on land near Langford and Biggleswade, has announced its plans for a package of community benefits, including an environmental education programme and a community trust fund. But meanwhile campaigners against the development have been distributing leaflets at school gates - warning that it could be a potential health time bomb. A couple from Enfield ...are urging people to sign an online petition asking the Government to enforce a buffer zone of at least two kilometres between industrial wind turbines and homes.
27 Mar 2009

Noise impacts of wind farms must not be neglected

Environmental Protection UK(1) welcome the report released by RSPB(2), which states that the use of bird sensitivity maps will ensure that wind power and wildlife can co-exist. We are, however, extremely concerned that some news reporting of this(3) has stated that the only obstacle to onshore wind development is now 'Nimbyism'.
26 Mar 2009

Tilting at windmills

Alan Bailey soaks up the unspoilt view from his sitting-room window, as the sun sets across the valley outside. He shudders as he imagines this treasured scene over Dunion Hill, near Jedburgh, scarred for ever by a row of giant wind turbines. For Bailey, as for others in Scotland, it is a prospect that raises such intense opposition that he has devoted vast amounts of time, effort and money to fighting for the wild land surrounding his home to remain untouched.
14 Mar 2009

Councils 'in dark' over wind farm

A joint statement was issued by the councils of Poole, Bournemouth, Purbeck and Christchurch in response to the "West of Isle of Wight" wind farm proposal. It said they were "key stakeholders" representing local people, committed to sustaining the natural environment and working to support local employment and tourism industry. "We are collectively disappointed that no approach appears to have been made... to either advise us of these plans or seek our views and the views of local residents, partners and businesses.
23 Feb 2009

Renewables set to push up utility bills

Firms and households are facing significantly higher electricity bills over the next five to 10 years as consumers shoulder the cost of renewable energy targets. Analysts estimate that households are already paying up to £10 extra a year through their utility bills to subsidise alternative forms of energy. At an energy conference in Edinburgh last week policymakers admitted that the financial burden on households and businesses will only increase as governments push to achieve ambitious renewables targets.
15 Feb 2009

Planning change 'will ruin ambitions for green energy'

A new planning law, set to be launched by the Scottish Government tomorrow, could introduce such strict rules that it would make it impossible for wind turbines and other energy products to be used in homes in Scotland. ...The new law says that homes in which the owners want to install a micro wind turbine or an air source heat pump, which absorbs heat from outside to warm up buildings, would have to be at least 100 metres from its nearest neighbour because of the noise they make.
8 Feb 2009

Residents unhappy with turbine

It is claimed the turbine in the grounds of Winscombe Woodborough Primary School gives out a constant whirring and has been christened Chinook by neighbours. David Egremont, who lives near the school, said: "The noise is not very pleasant at the best of times but when the wind comes from the east, as has happened frequently in recent months, then it becomes a constant annoyance.
30 Jan 2009

Region could be carpeted with turbines

Campaigners have called for the Government to safeguard North East beauty spots as The Journal reveals hundreds of wind turbines could blight the region. Our wind map reveals nearly 250 turbines could pepper the North East landscape in the next year if planning chiefs give them the go-ahead. Information provided by the region's councils indicates an influx of turbines could begin to dominate the landscape within a few years.
26 Jan 2009

Turbine petition is gathering support

More than 100 people have signed a petition opposing plans to build four giant wind turbines in countryside near a Northumberland market town. The petition was gathered during a packed public meeting held to drum up support for a protest campaign against green power company Novera Energy's bid to develop the wind farm at Todd Hill, about six kilometres north-west of Morpeth.
24 Jan 2009

Protesters hit out at ‘huge’ wind turbines

Four giant wind turbines planned for the heart of Northumberland will create landscape features visible from the coastline to the Simonside Hills, protesters claim. ...Now dozens of local people have set up a protest group to fight the Todd Hill scheme, which would be within 900 metres of homes in the isolated hamlets of Pigdon, Abshields and Benridge.
21 Jan 2009

Vale of Evesham families to walk in protest at wind farm plans

Villagers battling plans for a wind farm in Worcestershire are to stage a walk through the countryside they fear will be destroyed by the proposals. Families living in the Vale of Evesham will gather tomorrow for the walk along the Wychavon Way and Blossom Trail, close to where Scottish Power Renewables is planning to build 10 turbines measuring 125m (410ft) on land owned by farmers.
2 Jan 2009

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