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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.


November 20, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Campaigners’ joy over rejection of wind farm appeal

One of the key figures in the bid to oppose a seven-turbine wind farm near Louth Canal has praised the community after the plans were dismissed. As reported earlier this month, The Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government intervened to reject plans submitted by EnergieKontor UK for seven 115 metre wind turbines west of Louth Canal, between 
Fulstow and North Thoresby. The company appealed in 2015 after the original application was rejected by ELDC. The . . . Complete story »


November 15, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Shock expressed at turbine location decision

CPRE Devon has objected to Torridge planning officers’ decisions to allow a wind turbine at Ashwater to remain just 60 metres from the A388, after it was built in the wrong location. Penny Mills from CPRE Devon has expressed her disappointment and concern in Torridge District Council’s planning officers after they approved an application to keep a 77-metre wind turbine close to the road at Nethercott Farm, Ashwater, stating that ‘safety should be paramount’. The planning application was to allow . . . Complete story »


November 12, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Necton campaigners against wind farms learn ‘more disturbing information’ at demonstration

Residents held a demonstration instead of attending a public consultation for two of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms. People in Necton, near Swaffham, claim they have been lied to since plans were announced for the onshore infrastructure that supports Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas wind farms. In a show of defiance they did not take part in the public consultation at Necton community centre on Friday, November 10. Instead, they stood outside holding banners. The energy company recently published . . . Complete story »


November 12, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Concerns raised at Happisburgh consultation on Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farm

A record number of people attended a public consultation to discuss the construction of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farm, and the potential environmental impact along the 60km cable corridor running through the county. Energy firm Vattenfall wants to build up to 257 turbines for its 1.8-gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard project, bringing the power ashore at a landfall south of Happisburgh, and connecting it to the National Grid at substation in Necton, near Swaffham. Vattenfall is running public information sessions to discuss . . . Complete story »


November 12, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Potentially catastrophic’ wind turbines next to road will stay

Is this wind turbine too close to a main road? Activists from the Campaign to Protect Rural England believe it is. Council officers and members of CPRE have clashed over the erection of a wind turbine next to the A388 near Ashwater in North Devon. Campaigners say the turbine is too close to the road and the decision to allow it to be built there was taken by unelected officials against the objections of the local MP and Devon County . . . Complete story »


November 9, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm visitor centre location criticised

News that a visitor centre for the new Rampion wind farm would be sited in Brighton was met with criticism from Herald readers. The wind farm is visible from the coast off Wothing along to Brighton, but the bulk of the construction work was done from Worthing and Lancing. As such, the vast majority of readers said that as a thank you the visitor centre should be built here. Spring Aylwyn said: “So all the residents who have had to . . . Complete story »


November 9, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Government steps in to stop new wind farm near Louth

The government has intervened to finally reject plans for a new proposed wind farm near Louth. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid stepped in to stop the proposals for seven wind turbines to the west of Louth Canal, which had been rejected by councillors and appealed by the developers. The plans, which would have seen seven 115m tall wind turbines built near Fulstow, were submitted to East Lindsey District Council by EnergieKontor UK. After the original application was rejected, the company appealed . . . Complete story »


November 7, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents to stage protest against wind farm company

A group of residents are planning to hold a demonstration outside of a public consultation for two of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms. Residents in Necton, near Swaffham, claim they have been lied to since plans were announced for the onshore infrastructure that supports Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas wind farms. In a show of defiance they say will not take part in Friday’s public consultation under the company’s terms and will instead stand outside holding banners with the . . . Complete story »


November 4, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Louth Canal wind farm planning appeal is dismissed

Long-running plans for a wind farm between Fulstow and North Thoresby appear to be dead in the water after an appeal was dismissed by the Secretary of State 
last week. The plans would have seen seven wind turbines – each up to 115 metres tall from ground to blade tip – built on land to the west of Louth Canal, north of Fulstow, and south of Fen Lane in North Thoresby. The plans were first submitted by Energiekontor UK in . . . Complete story »


October 30, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Windfarm won’t be coming to Lincolnshire town after it is dismissed

A fresh bid to build windfarm beside Louth Canal has been dismissed by the Secretary of State. Energiekontor UK originally applied to East Lindsey District Council for planning permission to place the seven turbines beside the canal in January 2016. But the plan was refused by East Lindsey District Council and an appeal to overturn the decision was made to the Secretary of State. That appeal has now been dismissed. East Lindsey District Council announced the news on it’s facebook . . . Complete story »


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