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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.


October 26, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm falls foul of cumulative harms to character and heritage

A wind farm in Lincolnshire has been refused, in a recovered appeal by the secretary of state for his own determination, for cumulative harms to the character of the area and heritage assets outweighing the benefits of the 17.5 megawatt power generation. The secretary of state agreed with his inspector that the main issues related to the impact of the seven, 115-metre-high turbines in open farmland on the visual appearance and character of the area and on the setting of . . . Complete story »


October 19, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Could time run out to repair a fire damaged wind turbine in Harrogate?

The owners of a fire damaged wind turbine near Harrogate are attempting to secure more time for repairs as a deadline looms which could see the land it stands on reinstated for agricultural use. An application was submitted on behalf of owners Innogy Renewables Ltd to Harrogate Borough Council to alter a condition put in place when planning permission was granted in 2005 for the eight turbines at Knabs Ridge Wind Farm, located between Skipton Road and Penny Pot Lane. . . . Complete story »


October 11, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Giant wind turbines are not wanted in Hartlepool,’ opponents tell Government inspector

Opponents to potential 325ft wind turbines in Hartlepool urged a Government appointed inspector to remove them from council plans. Land in Brenda Road is earmarked in Hartlepool Borough Council’s new Local Plan policy blueprint for up to four wind turbines at a maximum of 99 metres tall. Residents of Seaton Carew, including the Seaton Carew Wind Turbine Action Association, are objecting based on the impact they say they will have on the area. The action group told inspector David Spencer, . . . Complete story »


October 2, 2017 • Denmark, EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

New name for Barrow windfarm owner DONG

The owner of the Walney Wind Farm off the coast of Barrow is set to change its name Dong Energy’s shareholders have been called to an extraordinary general meeting to change the company’s title to Ørsted. This change, expected to be approved, has come after the firm, which has its headquarters in Copenhagen, sold off its oil and gas interests to London-based Ineos to allow it to focus solely on renewable energy. Thomas Thune Andersen, the firm’s chairman, explained: “Dong . . . Complete story »


October 1, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Adele’s eco husband Simon Konecki slams offshore wind farm

Singer Adele’s eco warrior husband Simon Konecki has come under fire for a video his company posted online slating Britain’s biggest offshore wind farm. The American businessman, 43, is the founder of an award-winning company that produces eco-friendly bottles of water. But the Old Etonian, who married Adele, 29, last year, has made a surprising dig at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm and the ’10-year scar’ it will leave on a valley in his home county of West Sussex. The . . . Complete story »


September 29, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Strong concerns’ lodged by MP Norman Lamb and parish councils over wind farm off Norfolk coast

Five parish councils, an MP and local councillors have told the company behind a huge wind farm off the coast of Norfolk that they have “strong concerns” about the proposals. DONG Energy is consulting over an offshore wind farm nearly 80 miles off the Norfolk coast. As part of the Hornsea Project Three development, nearly 35 miles of underground cables would be buried beneath the countryside, with a new substation near Swardeston and a possible booster station near Little Barningham. . . . Complete story »


September 27, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

‘Dismay’ at Big Field Wind Farm company’s legal action

North Cornwall’s Conservative MP said he is ‘dismayed’ that the company behind the rejected plans for the ‘Big Field Wind Farm’ near Week St Mary is seeking legal action. Scott Mann MP said he has written to Good Energy asking it ‘to withdraw their legal action in the High Court’. Good Energy first submitted plans for 11 wind turbines at Creddacott Farm to Cornwall Council in 2014. The plans were refused by the local authority with the developer then appealing . . . Complete story »


September 26, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Land earmarked for wind turbines despite previous plan being rejected

Council proposals to earmark land in Hartlepool for up to four wind turbines will come under scrutiny as part of the Local Plan process. Hartlepool Borough Council’s major planning blueprint to guide all sorts of development over the next 15 years will go before a government-appointed inspector on Tuesday, September 26. Inspector David Spencer has been appointed by the Planning Inspectorate to conduct an examination into the Local Plan to determine if it is sound. The process at Hartlepool College . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Kirkby Moor windfarm row splits Ulverston Town Council

A plea to think of future generations and continue to invest in renewable energy was made at a meeting of Ulverston Town Council. On Monday councillors were split over a proposal to extend the lifespan of the Kirkby Moor wind turbines. Permission for the windfarm to operate expires in 2018 which has prompted an application to run them for another 10 years. Ulverston Town Council, which is an advisory body to South Lakeland District Council, in planning matters had a . . . Complete story »


September 22, 2017 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Company wanting to build 190 homes in Cornish town slammed for its High Court challenge after permission rejected

Writing to Juliet Davenport, the CEO of Good Energy Group plc, which owns the Delabole wind farm, Mr Mann said: “The proposed wind farm was opposed by a number of parish and town councils during the original planning process and it also received widespread opposition from local residents. “I would like to register my dismay on behalf of local communities that Good Energy is pursuing this proposal through the High Court, even though it has received a high level of objection from local people and official rejection by planning officials. “This proposal has also been rejected by the communities and local government secretary himself. I therefore find it astonishing and alarming that Good Energy is ignoring this – particularly the will of local people – and is pursuing the matter in the High Court.” Complete story »


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