Wind Power News: England
These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.
Plans have been quashed for a new wind farm in a Northamptonshire village. Daventy District Council’s planning committee met on Thursday to discuss the proposed development on land at Flint Hill Farm in High Street, Yelvertoft. The committee refused the application for the installation of a wind turbine. Councillor Steve Osborne, chairman of the planning committee, said: “The officers recommended the application for approval but a local member did not like it. The main reason he recommended refusal was he . . .
A hotly-contested plan to ‘re-power’ a five-turbine wind farm near Ulverston has been given full support by Barrow planners. However, three of the turbines fall within South Lakeland District Council jurisdiction, who narrowly rejected the plan earlier this year. It means developers will have to successfully appeal SLDC’s decision before being given the green light. The plans, which would see the removal of five existing 53-metre-high turbines replaced by ones nearly twice that size, were unanimously approved at a packed . . .
An appeal by an energy firm which wanted to build a 220ft wind turbine at Flimby has been dismissed by a planning inspector. Empirica Investments Limited wanted to put up the turbine at Ewanrigg Hall Farm. Broughton Moor Parish Council, Friends of Rural Cumbria’s Environment and Westnewton Action Group all objected to the plans. Allerdale council’s development panel voted in October to reject the plans, against a planning officer’s recommendation, on the grounds of the cumulative impact of turbines in . . .
Campaigners hoping to stop a wind farm being built in Herefordshire have been given new hope with the prospect of an environmental study being carried out by Powys Council. The Stonewall Hill Conservation Group received renewed cause for optimism – despite seeing its objections against the proposed development near Lingen being quashed by a judicial review hearing last month. But protestors may now have the backing of the Welsh Government after a proposed change to the site access road – . . .
Residents living near a planned wind farm site have questioned whether the council would be willing and able to fight for their rights if the development causes a noise nuisance. The Moor House wind farm site, on the outskirts of Darlington, was discussed at a meeting of Sadberge Parish Council, where a number of concerns about the future operation and monitoring of the development were raised. Members heard that a controversial bid by Banks Renewables, the company behind the wind . . .
A thousand letters of objection have gone to planning chiefs in response to proposals for a giant wind turbine near Uttoxeter. The proposed wind turbine will be 74 metres in height and situated on Bramshall Farm, in close proximity to local business Ashcroft Park. Jamie Pagett, owner of Ashcroft Park, has taken the first 500 objections to the council planning committee. Approximately 1,000 objections have been made to the proposal so far. The objections voice concerns about the negative impacts . . .
Planners are powerless to halt an influx of wind turbines in Allerdale – admitting quantity alone is not enough. The claim came at an inquiry into the “disproportionate” number of wind turbine applications being received by the borough in comparison with other regions of the county. Planning manager Kevin Kerrigan told Allerdale council’s scrutiny sub committee: “It’s clear from some appeal decisions that there are certain areas within Allerdale where cumulative impact is now a real issue, but we can’t . . .
Campaigners have renewed their fight to stop wind turbines being put up in their village as more companies look to use the alternative energy source. Last year Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting Ltd was awarded planning permission to put up two turbines on land at Church Farm, south of Gypsy Lane, in Woolley. But after being challenged by people living near to the site, the decision by Wakefield Council has been quashed. Now members of the Woolley Wind Turbine Action Group . . .
Cornwall Council has refused permission for a 62m wind turbine on farmland at Stithians. London-based Windberry energy Ltd wanted to build the turbine, with associated infrastructure and access track, at Pencoose Farm. When the plans first came to light more than a year ago, local people set up an action group to fight the proposal. They claimed the structure would be “the height of Truro Cathedral” and “a blot on the landscape”. It would be visible across the entire village, . . .
A French firm is planning to build a wind farm on the site of a First World War battlefield where 28 members of the 13th Scunthorpe and Brigg Platoon lost their lives. The company, InnoVent, wants to put 10 turbines – each the height of Big Ben – on the site of the 1915 Battle of Loos in France, where tens of thousands of British soldiers were killed. Outrage in North Lincolnshire about the plan is being led by lorry . . .