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.
Huge wind turbines could prove to be very noisy for locals, campaigners are warning – as residents get a new opportunity to register their view on the scheme. Twenty-two wind turbines are being proposed for East Heckington Fen as part of the plan to generate green electricity. The development has been the subject of multiple planning applications and an appeal during a period of almost seven years – and now residents have another chance to have their say. In the . . .
An investigation has been launched after a 300ft wind turbine caught fire at Knabs Ridge Onshore Wind Farm on Friday. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service were called to the farm off the A59 on Friday after reports a turbine had set ablaze. Residents were asked to keep their windows and doors shut due to the fumes as firefighters tackled the turbine blaze, 90 metres off the ground. The wind farm at Knabs Ridge, along the south side of the . . .
On the evening of the 6 January 2017, Emergency Services were called to Knabs Ridge wind farm, near to Harrogate. Knabs Ridge is a 16 megawatt, eight turbine, onshore wind farm – Emergency services dealt with a fire to a single turbine. A spokesperson for Innogy Renewables UK Ltd said: As a result of an incident involving one turbine at the Knabs Ridge Onshore Wind Farm in Harrogate, the fire service was called out by on-site personnel on Friday the . . .
999 crews are battling a wind turbine blaze. The structure caught fire close to the A59, near Harrogate, around 5pm on Friday and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently at the scene. They are urging people to keep windows and doors closed to stop fumes blowing into homes and businesses. @itvcalendar wind turbine on fire, Harrogate at 4:45pm this afternoon pic.twitter.com/OG91koMxnL — katie :) (@Katieeryder1) January 6, 2017
As from 1st April 2017, farmers will be feeling the heat as those that own and operate small scale wind turbines will be subject to some significant rises in business rates. Farmers are being urged to check the charges they will face before they take effect in April 2017. The changes apply to England and Wales, while Scotland has its own rules with business rates relief available in some instances. Rural affairs specialist Robert Smith of national property consultancy Bruton . . .
A new 77m high wind turbine could soon be added to the skyline in Hull’s industrial heartland. The turbine is earmarked for a site in Foster Street next to the River Hull. If given the go-ahead, it would be a larger than two existing wind turbines at the JKN Polymers site in Helsinki Road, Sutton Fields. However, it would be smaller than Hull’s first turbine – the 125m high landmark at the Croda factory site in Oak Road which was . . .
Could Cambridgeshire County Council end its ban on wind turbines being built on its 33,000 acre county farms estate?
A blanket ban on wind farms on farm land owned by Cambridgeshire County Council may be reviewed following the unveiling of an energy strategy. The council argues its new policy will “provide a better, joined up corporate approach to energy investment, savings and delivery”. The policy comes five years after a group of farmers who rent land from the county council’s 33,000 acre estate were banned from leasing sites for wind turbines. Hopes were high that wind turbines might have . . .
A dog walker watched in horror as Storm Barbara blew the blades from a wind turbine – and they headed towards him. Grandfather Ray Gansler was walking on the hills near Bacup, Rossendale, with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier Lucy at around 2.30pm on Friday. High winds and heavy rain caused disruption to roads and buildings around the region on Friday afternoon. Ray, 50, said: “I heard a noise that sounded like the squeak of a van and then I saw . . .
A massive environmental scheme near Huntingdon could be ruled out as a potential site for wind farms in a new plan being drawn up by Huntingdonshire District Council. The council is looking to identify areas suitable for wind turbines but one of the options under consideration could rule out the Great Fen, more than 9,000 acres of land north of Huntingdon, which is being returned to a more natural landscape in a 50 year project which will link the Woodwalton . . .
‘This is the irony of green energy’ – Farmers’ fears over environmental impact of cables from Hornsea Project Three wind farm
Landowners in the path of a planned cable route for an offshore wind farm fear the green energy project could damage decades of environmental work in the north Norfolk countryside. Hempstead Hall, near Holt, is a 300-acre arable farm which lies within the corridor being assessed for the groundworks for the proposed Hornsea Project Three wind farm. Danish company DONG Energy, which launched a consultation process over its plans in October, is considering whether it can bring the cables from . . .