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A number of objections were received including one from the residents of Thorney Bank Farm, which stands under 1,000m from the nearest turbine. They felt the three new turbines would have a negative impact on their property both visually and through noise pollution.
‘They think they can bring their metropolitan attitudes about saving the environment and force them on us benighted people in the country. It’s condescending and unacceptable. ‘I’m not saying this is the most beautiful part of Suffolk — it’s just a piece of honest English countryside which hasn’t changed much in 300 years.
Plans to site a mammoth eight-turbine wind farm at Chase Farm, Baumber have been thrown out following years of ‘sheer hard work and determination' from the opposition. Planning Inspector David Rose dismissed an appeal by developers Enertrag UK following a public inquiry at Minting Village Hall in October.
Daventry District councillors voted to refuse plans submitted by electricity firm E.ON to build several wind turbines close to the Battle of Naseby site on Wednesday night, after planning officers recommended it should be rejected. Numerous bodies voiced serious concerns or objected to the plans.
Horspath councillors claim a proposed wind turbine on the edge of the village would tower over homes and blot the landscape. Partnership for Renewables, (PfR) wants to build the 130-metre tall turbine on the south side of Oxford Road, Horspath, close to the entrance to the village.
[The wind company says] that noise from the wind farm means Mr Walker must take into account the effect of that noise on any new development. But the 25-year-old Northumberland-born entrepreneur said: "It's taken me by surprise because effectively they are saying they are having a negative impact on the area.
Alison Rodgers told how Palterton residents are "losing sleep" after Barlborough-based firm Banks Renewables submitted plans to Bolsover District Council to build three wind turbines on fields in the village.
Controversial plans for a wind farm in the Northumberland countryside have been given final approval, after pleas to re-open a public inquiry were ignored. ...Objections came from residents, parish councils, and the Campaign for Responsible Energy Development in Tynedale (CREDIT) group - all of whom were concerned at the impact on the landscape.
Residents in the remote island community of Tiree have launched a protest against a large offshore windfarm planned for the area ...They say the arrival of up to 300 people in the form of staff and their families, as well as large machinery would ruin the "quaint" lifestyle the 800 islanders currently enjoy.
"It is just a disaster," said Stewart. "This is such a popular spot for tourists. It's a very beautiful, well-known area. We want to meet to gather as much support against this project as possible."
Over the past five years, concern for the future of the planet has morphed into an unthinking support of any plan, however harmful to the countryside, that might just possibly help the energy crisis, however infinitesimally. Turbines have become a marketing tool, representing global concern and niceness, appearing in advertising campaigns, as backdrop for local TV news, even in the England World Cup symbol.
Among those the Chamber is very concerned about are the Thanet extension, Greater Gabbard and extensions, and three projects in Scotland that threaten to block approaches to the Forth, he says. The map of Round 3 proposals shows the full extent of offshore wind farms: "If that was to be proposed on land, people would be on the streets. But that is the problem - out of sight, out of mind, do what you like."
The area disturbed by the development has been reduced by 197 acres to 257 acres, while two access junctions have also been removed, cutting the network of access roads by 8.7 miles to just over 62 miles.
Plans for controversial wind turbines twice the height of Beverley Minster look set to be given the green light in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Experts will come together today for a major conference on how to ensure that the drive to produce more renewable energy doesn't harm Northumberland's historic assets and environment. ...Experts say wind farms have the potential to harm both the fabric and setting of historic assets.
The two separate schemes at Spaldington, near Howden, were rejected earlier this week by East Riding planning councillors. The decisions are now expected to be challenged in appeals by the two energy companies involved, Falck Renewables and Volkswind.
A protest walk is set to highlight a blocked public footpath and controversial wind turbine plans in Grange Moor. Members of the Grange Moor Protest Group (GMAT) are set to walk along a footpath that has been blocked off by barbed wire and debris.
Opponents including aviators, an MP, a Euro-MP, seven parish councils and two bird conservation groups are hoping to scupper plans by an Italian-owned company to build a windfarm on the site of a First World War airfield in Yorkshire.
Mr Sellars, a 65-year retired builder and landscaper from Holmfirth, fears that years of hard work could be undone if a proposal for four wind turbines at Dearne Head - one of them close to the nature reserve -is given planning permission.
"It is easy to say we live in such wonderful countryside we don't want wind turbines, but as responsible citizens we need to think about where should they go. It is not practical to have them all on the Yorkshire Moors and in the Scottish Highlands."