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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."
Councillor Nicholas Watson of the Borders Party said they should object due to the accumulative impact of wind farms in the area and the effect on the Southern Upland Way walk as well as noise reasons.
A decision to block a planned wind farm on the edge of the Lake District has been upheld by the government. West Coast Energy appealed against a decision by Eden District Council to refuse permission for nine turbines near the village of Greystoke. The council said the 334ft (102m) turbines at Berrier Hill would blight the "unique local landscape."
Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Scottish Campaign for National Parks are angry at the latest draft of the park's local plan. They say park planners have identified large areas of sensitive, scenic landscape as suitable areas of search for windfarm developments. The conservation groups urged park authority members to declare the park a no-go area for windfarms.
A farming couple must wait to hear the outcome of their High Court challenge to plans for a wind farm near their land. Rebecca and Brian Barnes of Gilsmere Farm, Killington, claim plans for six turbines at Old Hutton would be a blight on the landscape, cause a noise nuisance, and put their three children at risk.
Damaging wind farms that unleash carbon dioxide from the soil are being permitted in Scotland because no government body is equipped to advise on the impact of building on peatland, The Scotsman has learned. ...In what the Shetland Council staff member, Hannah Nelson, then described to colleagues in an e-mail as a "surprising response", Mr Liddell added: "Given that government (and also government planning) policy is in favour of wind and other renewables, I wouldn't encourage you to query the carbon benefits of wind farms."
A group of rural champions has vowed to continue the fight against what they call the "vandalism" of Craven's landscape. The Craven branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says it is committed to helping protest groups battle against "inappropriate" wind farms and "speculative" housing developments in sensitive areas.
The battle for Fallago Rig is escalating as North British Windpower, who want to build a 48 turbine wind farm on the site, clash with those opposed to the development. ...Mark Rowley, spokesman for the Say No To Fallago group, explained why they oppose the development: "Fallago Rig is the straw that will break the camel's back. It will decimate the last remaining unspoiled section of the Lammermuir Hills - if it goes ahead, the Scottish Government might as well convert the hills into a wind factory.
A woman who moved from a built-up area to an idyllic rural location is set to launch a petition against plans for a large wind farm which she says will ruin the "stunning" view from her new home.
Professor David Bellamy OBE has joined the fight against controversial plans to build a wind farm that campaigners claim would decimate the beauty and character of the Lammermuir Hills in the Borders. ..."I urge every single person who feels the same passion and admiration for the heritage of Scotland's landscapes as I do to support this protest."
The decision on whether to give the go ahead for Enertrag UK Ltd to locate a wind farm at Chase Farm, Baumber, is due to be made at a three-week-long public inquiry beginning on October 5. ..."We do feel strongly that this proposal at Baumber is not the right site. The countryside and old buildings of our county are very precious and it is so easy to damage them by not thinking carefully about the ways that they could change."
Blaina residents wouldn’t be affected by the building of a mountainside wind farm due to the size of the valley and skyline, a landscape architect told a public inquiry yesterday.
A report for Powys council in 2009, by consultants Capita Symonds, said lorries measuring 180ft (55m) long, 16ft (5m) wide and weighing nearly 130 tonnes, would travel through Powys five days a week for five years, making more than 3,000 journeys. The report said the delivery of turbines and other components had the "potential to cause significant disruption to residents along the routes and other road users".
Annadale and Eskdale councillors believe the area has reached "saturation point" for windfarms. Their pleas for no more comes after they objected to the proposed 21-turbine windfarm at Newfield near Lockerbie, spurred on by protesters and community councillors.
Plans to build five 126-metre wind turbines on Matlock Moor have been refused planning permission following a public inquiry into the scheme. Planning inspector Ruth MacKenzie ruled Derbyshire Wind Energy's proposals would cause 'unacceptable harm' to the local landscape and wildlife.
Plans for a 12metre-high wind turbine in a Ribble Valley beauty spot have been withdrawn following protests from councillors and residents. But applicant Stephen Tasker, who runs green energy company Energever, has vowed to resubmit the application for the alternative energy source within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Natural Beauty.
Campaigners have urged politicians to stop part of East Yorkshire becoming a "dumping ground" for wind turbines. The area covered by the Beverley and Holderness constituency has eight turbines, approval in place for 33 more and a further 90 are being considered. Campaigner Cherie Blenkin said the area's landscape should be preserved.