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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.


February 14, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

You can’t win a ‘David and Goliath’ battle against wind farm giants, farmers told

Norfolk landowners must accept they are in a “David versus Goliath” battle when negotiating with wind farm developers who want to dig cables across their property. This was one of the key messages for farmers and rural professionals at a series of spring update seminars run across East Anglia this week by agri-business and land agents from Brown and Co. The meeting heard that Norfolk will see a proliferation of major infrastructure projects in the coming years including roads, electricity . . . Complete story »


February 13, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Plans for new Hartlepool wind farm: Councillor warns of opposition from residents

Plans for three onshore wind turbines in Hartlepool measuring more than 300ft-tall are set to be submitted to planning chiefs before the end of the month. Hartlepool-based green energy company Seneca Global Energy is preparing to apply to Hartlepool Borough Council for permission for the scheme. It is proposing to develop two turbines on land west of Brenda Road south of Tata steel, and a single turbine on the Tofts Farm Industrial Estate, to the north of Tofts Road West. . . . Complete story »


February 6, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial Norfolk wind farm substations to be debated in Parliament

The issue of where substations are built to serve new offshore wind farms in Norfolk is to be raised in the Houses of Parliament today. Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has secured an end of day adjournment debate on the matter, amid two major wind farm schemes off the county’s coast. Three of the biggest wind farms in the world are planned off the Norfolk coast. The companies behind them say they will provide enough energy to power more than . . . Complete story »


January 30, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

John Woodcock has his say on Kirkby Moor Windfarm

The Barrow MP has waded into the debate on the future of Kirkby Windfarm. An inquiry into the future of the controversial site began last Tuesday and should conclude today (Wednesday) – although a decision is not expected to be known immediately. While John Woodcock could not attend the appeal in person as he was in Westminster in preparation for the the crucial Brexit vote, he did submit a letter which summarised his stance on the future of the windfarm. . . . Complete story »


January 29, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Final battle over massive Friston windfarm substation set to start

ScottishPower Renewables is embarking on its Phase 4 consultation for the proposed East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore windfarm projects – which protesters say will have a huge impact on the county. As part of the plans, the company is proposing to build a windfarm substation at Grove Wood, Friston, which it has decided is the “most appropriate location for development” after rejecting a site at Broom Covert, in the AONB at Sizewell. There will also be . . . Complete story »


January 27, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms could be built along HS2 route under confidential Government plans

Wind farms could be built along the route of HS2 in a major resurrection of onshore turbines in Britain, under confidential Government-commissioned plans. An official strategy document seen by The Sunday Telegraph proposes powering the controversial rail line using lucrative onshore wind farms spanning the equivalent of 19,000 football fields. For some stretches of the line the majority of electricity would come from solar or wind farms built “on or near” the track, according to the plans. The document indicates . . . Complete story »


January 24, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm project to swallow up 3,000 sq m more of Norfolk countryside

The compulsory purchase of more than 3,000 sq m of land is being sought as part of a controversial offshore wind farm project off the Norfolk coast. Danish energy firm Ørsted wants to build one wind farm, Hornsea Three, 121km north of the Norfolk coast. A cable corridor stretching from Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast to an electrical substation at Swardeston, south of Norwich, would transport the electricity to the National Grid. And trenches up to 60 kilometres long . . . Complete story »


January 24, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm substation plans will ‘no doubt’ lead to judicial review, says MP

An MP has said he has “no doubt” a successful judicial review will be held over plans to locate a substation connected to one of the world’s largest windfarms in a quiet Norfolk village. Mid Norfolk MP, George Freeman, criticised the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for its lack of “proper consultation” into the plans to build a substation at Necton to connect an offshore windfarm to the National Grid. In a letter to the planning inspector, the Conservative MP voiced . . . Complete story »


January 23, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners gather at start of Kirkby Moor wind farm inquiry

Campaigners on both sides of the coin gathered to protest at the start of a public inquiry into the future of the Kirkby Moor Windfarm. The eight day inquiry at Coronation Hall in Ulverston follows a decision made by South Lakeland District Council in December 2017 to deny Ventient Energy Ltd permission to extend the lifespan of the wind farm until 2027. Six councillors to five voted to block the company’s proposal at the 12 turbine development. Ventient Energy appealed . . . Complete story »


January 23, 2019 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Kirkby Moor: Anti–wind farm campaigner produces homemade drum to recreate turbine noise – and is escorted out by police

An anti–wind farm campaigner forced the public inquiry to be halted after she began drumming to recreate the noise of the turbines. Serenia France, from Gawthwaite, requested to be able to play the rhythm of a wind turbine throughout the proceedings to demonstrate why residents oppose the continuation of the windfarm. This request was denied by Government planning inspector Philip Ware. But about 20 seconds after the representative from developers Ventient Energy began his opening statement, Ms France produced a . . . Complete story »


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