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A Highland community fears councillors could be prejudiced in favour of a windfarm plan because the Highland Council is negotiating with the renewable energy company over provision of a potential shared access.
Powys Council has barred one of its councillors from debating and voting on planning applications relating to wind farms.
The plans for the 100-metre high turbines were originally turned down on a number of grounds, including the impact on the surrounding landscape and local communities.
Campaigners against a proposed windfarm in north Devon are claiming a small victory in preventing the turbines. A report by Devon County Council's environment director says the impact on the environment far outweighs the renewable energy benefits.
What a high price to pay for a technology whose benefits remain in so much doubt. Editor's Note: Please refer to 'Blow for wind farm protesters' 1/21/06 available in NWW's news section.
WIND FARM protesters have been dealt a potentially devastating blow after an influential watchdog backed developers’ pleas for compulsory purchase powers.
DECISION day is looming over a wind farm on picturesque moorland.
"In the legal and planning tradition of this country, powers of compulsory purchase are rarely granted, and this growing precedent for automatic award of such powers to enable businesses to further their commercial ends is deeply disturbing."[Campbell Dunford, chief executive, Renewable Energy Foundation]
The construction of a wind farm in Cheshire has been proposed at Aston Grange Farm, located near Acton Bridge in the Weaver Valley, on arable farmland. The planned site, developed by the Welsh firm Tegni Cymru Cyf, will be the first wind farm in Cheshire and will have an expected productive lifespan of 25 years.
Plans to erect the biggest wind farm in Scotland just south of Forres on the Altyre Estate have been approved by Moray councillors.
PROPOSED WIND FARM AT ASTON GRANGE FARM, IN THE PARISH, NEAR FRODSHAM - A planning application has been received by Vale Royal Borough Council for a Wind Farm at Aston Grange Farm, by Tegni Cymru Cyf.
Two windfarms planned for Geesala and Bangor Erris lie in the hands of An Bord Pleanála, writes Marian Harrison. Atlanticwest Energy Ltd, the applicant in both cases, has brought the planning proposals before The Planning Appeal’s Board after Mayo County Council refused permission for both developments. The wind farm for Dooyork, Geesala would consist of 24 turbines, while 32 turbines are proposed for the farm at Knocklettercuss, Bangor Erris. Both cases were lodged with the Board on December 5.
Hexham-based AMEC Wind Energy has put in the plans for the 20-turbine scheme on Lord Devonport’s remote Ray estate.
We don't want wind turbines here - that was the message from Cotswolds residents at a packed public meeting.
Power chiefs behind the North-East's biggest wind farm have been accused of scaling down their plans in the face of public opposition ( but not by enough to allow the final decision to be made locally.
MEMBERS of the West Glamorgan Commoners Association have voted unanimously to reject the siting of 34 wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwair, eight miles north of Swansea city centre.
email@example.com 30 November 2005 NORTH Devon District Councillors have overwhelmingly rejected the plan to built a wind farm at Fullabrook Down. They agreed with their officers and decided to indicate refusal to the Government which will have the final say. The motion was proposed by Cllr Rodney Cann, who said the application was a threat to the character and appearance of North Devon. Exhibitions for an against the proposed Batsworthy Cross wind farm near South Molton were held last week. Npower spokesman Patrick Spink said of 4,700 feedback cards sent to residents, 320 had been returned, 57 per cent in favour of his firm's scheme and 36 per cent against.
The Wind Farms Awareness Group before the meeting. The encroachment of wind farms into Perthshire was again halted by councillors as another five proposed schemes were knocked back.
People living in North Northumberland have rejected the idea of another windfarm close to their homes.
West Devon councillors are to debate plans for a wind farm of 390-foot turbines in the face of an objection from a national charity.