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.
East Anglia News Service – Three whales that washed up on the Suffolk coast may have died after becoming disorientated by offshore windfarms, marine experts believe. The coastguard received reports of a minke whale calf that had become separated from its mother on Friday night. By the next afternoon it had been found dead at the mouth of the River Ore and its mother was found washed up near Felixstowe. Yesterday another dead adult was seen off the Harwich coast. They . . .
ScottishPower claim onshore wind ‘has more to offer’ as Tories claim onshore is not ‘right’ for England
ScottishPower claim offshore wind has ‘more to offer the UK’ as the Conservative Party brands onshore wind ‘not right’ for England. The comment comes in response to the Conservative manifesto ahead of the snap General Election next month. In the document the Tories say they want a “diverse” energy mix for to meet UK needs in the future. The political party claim a diverse energy economy is the best way to stimulate innovation, and also to ensure that we are . . .
Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out new wind farms on land in England if her Conservative party wins the general election next month, tightening restrictions on the technology that’s spreading rapidly. “We do not believe that more large-scale onshore wind power is right for England,” the Conservatives wrote in their manifesto released on Thursday. Instead, May’s government would support the oil and gas industry to find “new life and unlock future opportunities.” The remarks go beyond the current Conservative government’s . . .
Paragliders are asking the territory’s assessment board to reject a proposal for a new wind farm on Haeckel Hill. They maintain three new turbines will ruin what is being described as one of the best launch sites in Canada for a sport that’s growing in popularity internationally. The potential for Haeckel Hill to serve as an anchor to draw in paragliders from around Canada and the world is very real, they maintain. Haeckel Hill, the paragliders point out in their . . .
Thousands of Wiganers could soon have a new marker on their skyline after plans for a 126m-tall wind turbine in Skelmersdale were unveiled. Proposals to submit a planning application for the 400ft construction are in the works after applicant Clean Earth Energy, asked for a screening option from West Lancashire District Council to see if an Environmental Impact Assessment would be required. The proposed turbine would be sited on land at Raymond House, Garnett Place, and would stand 126m in . . .
A Planning Inspector’s decision to allow two wind turbines to be built at Bodham and Selbrigg in North Norfolk has been quashed. In early March, an Inspector overturned North Norfolk District Council’s refusal of planning permission for single turbine schemes at Pond Farm, Bodham, submitted by Genatec Ltd; and at Selbrigg Farm, Hempstead, submitted by Selbrigg Generation Ltd. North Norfolk District Council decided to appeal against these decisions and began proceedings in the High Court under Section 288 of the . . .
“Noisy” windfarm helicopters are not suitable for a village airfield according to angry residents who fear up to 20 flights a day would cause unfair noise disturbance. Mike Bush, Tendring councillor for Great Oakley, has called for the application to be put before the planning committee after talking to concerned villagers. Mr Bush, who lives in the village, said the plans for a temporary helipad to serve the Galloper Offshore Windfarm in Suffolk should be refused. He said: “The major . . .
Campaigners are celebrating after a controversial plan for three new wind turbines was withdrawn a day before a final decision was due. Applicant Viridis Wind Turbines wanted to erect the 77-metre high structures on Hoddlesden Moss. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning officers had recommended the proposal for refusal and it was due to be debated at a meeting last night. However the plan, which had attracted almost 1,400 objections, was withdrawn from the planning process. Planners had received 904 letters . . .
Controversial plans for three new wind turbines look set to be halted by planners after almost 1,400 objections. Viridis Wind Turbines wants to erect three 77-metre high wind turbines on Hoddlesden Moss. But opposing residents said they fear the development will spoil their ‘beautiful views’, claiming the plans ‘only benefit the developer’. Planners, who will recommend the application’s refusal at a meeting tomorrow, have received 904 letters and a 387 signature petition against the plans as well as 556 letters . . .
Proposals for a ten-turbine wind farm on a former airfield have been rejected because of the potential impact on the landscape and nearby heritage. South Kesteven District Council has turned down plans by Energie Kontor for a wind farm on the former Fulbeck Airfield. The proposal would have seen ten 110m turbines constructed on the former airfield two miles away from Temple Hill where a similar application for five turbines was refused permission in 2015. Mr Paul Miley, of campaign . . .