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Blyth Valley Council refused planning permission to enable Aesica Pharmaceuticals to install two wind turbines up to 140 metres high at its plant in Shotton Lane. Although several members of the council's development control panel felt the application was a positive step towards using renewable forms of energy, a vote concluded that the turbines would impact on radar systems in the flight path to and from Newcastle Airport.
PLANS to build a wind farm with 16 turbines have been met with anger by people living nearby.
ENERGY giant EON is to appeal to the Government to overrule Oldham Council’s decision not to allow a windfarm to be built on Denshaw Moor. The company had six months to consider its position after the application to build seven 365ft-tall turbines, generating power for an estimated 8,000 homes, was rejected in February.
RENEWED planning permission has been agreed for a 50m - 164ft - high wind speed mast in Vale Royal's Green Belt.
A multi-million pound proposal to build up to 108 wind turbines off the north Norfolk coast has faced a setback. County councillors refused to back the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind farm, despite recommendations from planning officers to approve the scheme.
A STORM of protest has been whipped up over two giant rooftop wind turbines – just metres from homes and hotels. But the turbines – which have won approval in the corridors of power – will be as close as 20m to some properties, the closest wind turbines have ever been to houses in the UK.
A FLOOD of complaints has been received by council planning officers after fears rural north Northumberland could be again the target of wind farm companies.
PLANS for controversial Glenkens windfarm sites took a step forward this week. Scottish and Southern Energy Group announced that SSE Generation Ltd have submitted an application to Scottish ministers to build a grid connection for its proposed wind farm site at Blackcraig, near New Galloway.
North Tipperary County Council says it does not have enough information to properly access a planning application for a large windfarm proposed for a site near Thurles. The local authority has requested the developer, Anglo American Lisheen Mining Ltd., to provide further information on their plans for the development of 22 wind turbine generators in the townlands of Barnalisheen, Cooleeny, Derryfada, Derryville and Killoran. As part of the development there are plans for access roads, and associated infrastructure. The application has been accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.
AN eco-friendly home in Highgate will soon be sailing above its neighbours with new generation wind turbines. Haringey Council has just given the go-ahead for two revolutionary turbines to be placed on the roof of a Bishopswood Road house. It is the first domestic wind turbine in Haringey and the first of its kind in London.
A massive wind farm could make the Hebridean island of Lewis the renewable energy capital of Europe. But not all environmentalists are happy about it.
The study identified a number of scenarios based on differing levels of potential, ranging from 70MW to 240MW. The preferred scenario identifies the consultant's preferred scale and pattern of development in the Harwood Forest/ Knowesgate area. This indicates that on the basis of landscape capacity, cumulative impact and the identification of three preferred development areas, the study area could accommodate around 100MW of wind energy development.
The boss of Ecotricity, the company behind the failed bid to build five wind turbines on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea, says he remains "very confident" that a wind farm will one day be built on the site.
A controversial bid to build five wind turbines on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea was unanimously thrown out by district planners on Tuesday morning (August 8th).
PLANS for wind turbines across the county blew a step closer last Wednesday when Somerset County Council approved the latest stage of its long-term energy strategy. The council agreed at an executive meeting to begin looking for a developer to build turbines on some of its 74 county farms.
In a major escalation of the battle against wind farms, the John Muir Trust is to launch its biggest ever campaign. The trust says "industrial scale" wind farms are a "major threat" to unspoiled areas of the Scottish countryside.
A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build wind farms on council-owned land all across Somerset has this week been given a formal go-ahead.
"We are also puzzled at the need to move the potential location. Surely if these turbines are as robust a structure as claimed then there can be no danger of collapse if they are located, as originally proposed, closer to the railway lines? What about the danger to public rights of way, houses, village facilities and the local school?"
THE Quantock Hills, Sedgemoor battle site, Bridgwater, Woolavington, Chilton Polden and the Huntspill Levels these are all sites earmarked for wind farms under a new scheme from Somerset County Council.
...to traditional crofters, it would destroy the heart and soul of the island. "They don't want to see the land spoiled," says Catriona Campbell, chairman of Mointeach gun Mhuileann - Moorland without Turbines (MWT) - the crofters' group opposing the scheme. "It's just intrinsically connected with us as people."