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Campaigners against a wind farm outside of Montrose are urging people to object to another plan for turbines. A planning application for two wind turbines was lodged in January. The 2013 application by the same developers, for three turbines, was withdrawn having attracted more than 90 objections.
Mountaineers, local people and others are urging Highland councillors to refuse consent for a six turbine wind farm on the edge of the "world-famous landscape" of Glen Affric. The structures would be almost 400ft to blade tip, twice the height of Edinburgh's Scott Monument.
“The Scottish Government wants to see the right developments in the right places, and Scottish planning policy is clear that the design and location of any wind farm should reflect the scale and character of the landscape and should be considered environmentally acceptable.”
Energy minister Fergus Ewing agreed with Scottish Natural Heritage, which had raised concerns over the 30-turbine project’s cumulative impact and adverse landscape and visual issues in Upper Nithsdale.
Lawyers acting for a wildlife charity have asked a judge to stop a wind farm development at a beauty spot in the Highlands. The John Muir Trust claim the Scottish Government should never have given the go ahead to the 67-turbine Stronelairg development near Fort Augustus.
A controversial giant windfarm which has finally been given approval will not be built unless a 200 mile sub-sea connection links Shetland to the mainland, according to the industry.
“Eric Pickles MP concluded that there was significant harm to the setting of St Mary’s Church, Rushall and harm to other heritage assets and this harm outweighed the benefits of the renewal energy proposal.
Anti-wind farm activists have said that a new set of turbines close to the Cairngorms National Park would “despoil one of the most beautiful and accessible wild areas” in Scotland.
"This news is a great success for the local protest movement – people whose lives have been blighted by the black cloud of destruction that has hung over their heads for years. The stress, fear and division will be lifted from Dyfnant area.
Scottish Power are ditching proposals for a wind farm at Dyfnant Forest, at Lake Vyrnwy, Powys, after working on the proposals for six years. Company chiefs said the reasons were the length of time for the planning process and a need to modernise the grid.
Retrospective planning permission for two wind turbines at a farm in Cornwall has been blocked by communities secretary Eric Pickles, who cited concern about harm to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), listed buildings and a castle.
Nearly 25,000 objections were lodged against proposals to build wind turbines the “size of skyscrapers” across Scotland. Official figures have revealed the extent of public disquiet over plans for 50-megawatt developments considered by the Scottish Government between 2010-14.
A giant 67 turbine wind farm planned for the mountains overlooking Loch Ness will be an environmental disaster thanks to the sheer quantity of stone which will need to be quarried to construct it, according to the John Muir Trust.
The National Trust for Scotland is backing a campaign against a hugely controversial wind farm that critics claim will destroy the character of an important area of wild land.
Bournemouth council claimed Navitus Bay’s “Plan B” was “unlawful” at the first of a series of issue-specific hearings. The finer details of the wind farm plans are currently being examined at a number of in-depth hearings, which will continue this week and next week.
The Northumbrian coast is wild no more, raddled with lines of wind turbines. Giant turbines are rising round the perimeter of the Lake District and on the exquisite Lleyn peninsula beyond Snowdonia. Unbelievably, the glorious county of Dorset is to be desecrated by three huge turbine arrays along its spine. Is this how David Cameron wants his Coalition to be immortalised?
The secretary of state has refused a recovered proposal for three wind turbines in Norfolk against an inspector's recommendation, concluding that their impact on the setting of a grade I listed church, a conservation area's character and appearance and the local landscape outweigh the benefits of wind energy development.
Taxpayers’ handouts to massive ‘ugly’ solar farms which scar the countryside are to be axed by Environment Secretary Liz Truss. She will tell farmers tomorrow to stop pocketing public funds by carpeting large parts of the landscape with the black panels.
Campaigners for and against the wind farm planned for the Dorset coast are readying themselves for a marathon meeting today. The open floor hearing will see the planning process for the Navitus Bay wind farm get under way in earnest.
Swanage county councillor and former town mayor Bill Trite says it would be “criminal” and “philistine” to construct the Navitus Bay wind farm off the Dorset coast.