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Public inquiry into controversial wind farm opens today

Broadview Energy Developments launched an appeal against the refusal of its plan to build four 410ft wind turbines at Kimbolton. The scheme was rejected by the district council on the grounds that it contravened local and national planning policies and damaged the cultural heritage of the area.
16 Aug 2011

Turbines proceed despite geese plea

The legality of the plans was unsuccessfully challenged by local residents at Eagland Hill, near Pilling, Lancashire. The proposed turbines will be located about five kilometres from Morecambe Bay where a special protection area hosts a range of birds, including pink-footed geese.
3 Aug 2011

Town council rejects plans for wind farm

Yarmouth Town Council has unanimously voted to reject plans for a wind farm. The decision was made less than 24 hours after the Government's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change called on the Island to embrace green technology.
3 Aug 2011

Town Council will look at wind farm concerns

Bridlington Town Council has voted to become part of a ‘united front' to deal with public concerns over wind farms. At a lively meeting, held at the Community Resource Centre on Victoria Road last week, a number of people worried about wind farm developments surrounding Bridlington.
30 Jul 2011

Disputed route to windfarm faces the axe

A plan to build a controversial access route through Shawforth to the Crook Hill wind farm could be scrapped. Planners at Rossendale Council had been expected to make a decision on whether to give the A671 access road, 2km east of Whitworth, the go-ahead at a meeting on Wednesday.
30 Jul 2011

Kirkharle wind farm levels would be "unacceptable" says objector

"Given that there are already three wind farms totalling 37 turbines in this area, it is essential that an assessment is made as to whether there is any remaining strategy to take any more turbines," Mr Archbold said. "Northumberland has consented to more energy and renewable energy than any other county in England."
29 Jul 2011

Climate Change Capital pulls out of SSE deal

Climate Change Capital said it had postponed a fund-raising that would have allowed it to buy SSE's 50 per cent interest in the Braes of Doune wind farm near Stirling for £61.3 million, as agreed last month. The fund blamed "financial market conditions" for its decision.
21 Jul 2011

Get rich quick by being 'green'

Unsurprisingly, planning officers and their committees have taken an increasingly sceptical view of applications. Too often, energy companies have held back key information. They have used bullying tactics, and regularly characterise those who have raised concerns about effects on human lives, the impact on landscape and wildlife, as selfish and trivial-minded.
12 Jul 2011

Anger as company resubmits rejected wind farm proposal

Campaigners backing the Saxby Wolds Against Turbines (Swat) campaign feel disappointed their efforts to get this application rejected have been dismissed. Neil Cameron, chairman for the campaign, said: "I am just disappointed the developers have not listened to our requests.
4 Jul 2011

Wind power numbers down in Britain

"REF's calculations suggest that the annual subsidies will rise to around 6 billion pounds ($9.6 billion) a year in 2020, with the program costing a total of 100 billion pounds ($160 billion) by 2030," he said. "These are heavy burdens and threaten to exhaust consumer patience."
2 Jul 2011
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