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In a joint letter to Scottish Government ministers with responsibility for transport, electricity transmission, rural economy and tourism, South Knapdale and Tarbert and Skipness community councils joined forces with their five Kintyre equivalents to express concern at the pace and size of wind farm developments on valuable landscapes. They also claim some windfarm developers have recently ignored Scottish Government advice on providing community benefits – cash for local organisations – and shared community ownership.
Western Isles Planning Applications Board backed a recommendation for Scottish Ministers that there is no need for a public inquiry into Stornoway Wind Farm proposals.
A three-day online public inquiry will take place over the planned compulsory purchase (CPO) of land, including part of Carnoustie’s famous golf links, for work associated with what will become Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm.
Revised arrangements have been put in place by Orkney Islands Council for consulting with the public on proposed plans for a wind farm development in Hoy...The project is part of a project which also includes proposed wind farm developments at Quanterness and on Faray in the North Isles.
The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a district council acted unlawfully when, in granting planning permission for a wind turbine, it took into account a proposed donation to a local community fund. ..."they were proffered as a general inducement to the Council to grant planning permission and constituted a method of seeking to buy the permission sought, in breach of the principle that planning permission cannot be bought or sold."
RBC is already facing a £20 million black hole after the scheme was blocked
A Highland community leader has called for an extra planning condition to prevent the extension of a windfarm should it be permitted following a public inquiry.
An energy company refused planning permission for a controversial wind farm proposal in Northamptonshire has failed in a fresh bid to revive the scheme at the Court of Appeal.
The planning inspectorate upheld the decision made by Rushcliffe Borough Council in 2014 based on landscape and impact, volume of objections and support from local representatives. The group had received wide support from nearby residents and Rushcliffe MP Ken Clarke.
A north-east windfarm developer has asked the Scottish Government to release him from an agreement to fund affordable homes in Turriff. James Norrie, who won planning permission to install three turbines at Cairnhill, near Turriff in 2014, applied to Aberdeenshire Council earlier this year to get out of the agreement to fund the houses.
But Perth and Kinross Local Review Body upheld the planning department’s refusal, citing concerns over the impact of the turbines on tourism and on scenery because of their size and proposed layout. A total of 17 people, believed to live close by, wrote in support of the scheme, with 117 objecting, as well as community councils from Auchterarder to Methven.
Communities would be allowed to call a halt to wind farm developments under plans revealed by the Scottish Conservatives. A proposal to give local people the ability to impose moratoriums on wind farms features in the party's action plan for rural Scotland ahead of May's election.
“The feeling now is pretty much of relief that the right decision has been made. We were all quite emotional that this fight is over and we can get on with our lives and not worry about this huge turbine that would have impacted on us."
Protesters, who packed out the Council Chamber at Gedling's Civic Centre, promised to continue their fight to get the turbine taken down. Former criminal lawyer Julia Holder, who is part of WCAT, said: "We fought the battle and won the battle, but here we go again. If there are grounds, we will have no hesitation going through the judicial review process again."
A wind turbine taller than the Wheel of Nottingham could finally be allowed to stay – after a legal battle that has cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and lasted more than four years. ...The Court of Appeal quashed planning permission in 2014 after a lengthy legal battle, but plans have been re-submitted to the council.
The largest windfarm ever proposed for Angus is hanging in the balance because the sums may not add up, it has emerged.
Planners have moved to block an “objectionable” large-scale windfarm straddling the spectacular landscape between Angus and Perthshire. Saddle Hill (Black Hill) windfarm was to straddle Glen Isla with 14 turbines.
The Mynydd y Gwynt Wind Farm has been refused development consent by the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
They said that despite the benefits of renewable energy, the negative elements of the application were not outweighed by any "special circumstances" in its favour. Their report states: "The proposed wind turbine would represent an encroachment of inappropriate development into the Green Belt that would have a harmful effect on the openness of the Green Belt.
The energy minister Andrea Leadsom has refused planning permission for four major onshore wind farms in Mid Wales in a set of decision letters issued this week.