[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Uni opts for one wind turbine 

Credit:  Lancaster Guardian, www.lancasterguardian.co.uk 28 October 2010 ~~

Lancaster University has shelved plans for two 100m high wind turbines but now hopes to erect just one of them on land at its Hazelrigg site.

The plans could be scuppered however if a new Bill calling for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential properties is passed in the House of Lords.

Planning permission was rejected by Lancaster City Council in May for the two proposed turbines as they were deemed inappropriate for the area.

It was also felt that they would have a significant impact on residential amenity.

The new proposal of a single turbine in the northern part of the site, to the east of the M6, would allow the university to produce 20 per cent of its annual electricity needs.

But one Hazelrigg Lane resident is extremely unhappy about the new application.

Glynn Woon said: “The earlier application for two turbines was refused because of the impact on the residential amenity of local people.

“This application will also destroy the quality of life for local people – but fewer of them.

“This is admitted in the environmental statement – but the university cynically invite the unaffected majority to ignore the plight of the seriously affected few.”

The turbine would be erected 248 metres from Mr Woone’s property.

Currently the Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill, written by Lord Reay of Whittington Hall in the Lune Valley, is due for a second reading in the House of Lords.

It calls for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential premises according to the size of the wind turbine, and a minimum distance of 1,500m would be required if the turbine reaches 100m high.

The university said it couldn’t comment on the Bill, but Jonathan Mills, Lancaster University Environment & Sustainability Manager said:

“The university is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is looking to move this project forward in a positive way.

“The wind turbine would make a significant contribution towards Lancaster University cutting its carbon emissions.”

The plans for the 2MW turbine include access tracks, hardstanding areas and landscaping and environmental measures.

Source:  Lancaster Guardian, www.lancasterguardian.co.uk 28 October 2010

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky