November 5th 2010 ~ Campaigners have won their battle to prevent the building of a 25-metre high wind turbine on farmland near to Great Corby.
See Cumberland News; "One Wetheral parish councilor said the proposed turbine would have spoiled what he regarded as an otherwise "tranquil" country view. Carlisle City Council confirmed this week that the application to build the turbine on land at Low Wood Farm, between Burnrigg and Great Corby, has been withdrawn. ...With a proposed height of 24.7 metres and a reinforced concrete base, the turbine would have been visible for miles around..
November 1st 2010 ~ Cambs: Plans for a wind farm in Linton have been quashed.
See www.cambridge-news.co.uk "...Renewable energy developers who wanted to build an eight-turbine wind farm at Little Linton Farm have had their appeal against a council planning decision thrown out..... Yesterday planning inspector Philip Major, who was appointed to head the inquiry, ruled in the councils' favour. He also granted full costs, so public money spent on the appeal will be reimbursed. South Cambridgeshire district councillor Nick Wright, planning portfolio holder, said it was an inappropriate place for a wind farm. "The inspector's award of costs is a massive victory for this council, the local people and the district's residents as a whole."
Article from The Independent October 2010 More than 230 separate local campaign groups against wind farms are operating across the UK, from Scotland and Kent to Norfolk, Yorkshire and Cornwall. These groups are scoring striking successes in defeating planned wind farms – even when faced with the weight of official recommendations. Read the full article here
11 February 2010 Highland Council Special Planning Committee overturns wind turbine decision
At a special meeting of The Highland Council's Planning, Environment and Development Committee members overturned a previous decision to grant planning permission for a 15 kw wind turbine erected on a 15 metre tower on a site at the Heights of Achterneed, Strathpeffer. This single turbine was planned to be sited within 100 yds of the Heights Hall Here is some information from one of the opponents "The key issue for us was in mobilising the community and once folk were alerted it was relatively easy to get folk on board. One of our neighbours made a determined effort to get around as many folk as he could face to face and that defiinitely made sure folk turned up at the open meeting."
February 2010 COUNCILLORS have refused to grant a controversial wind farm application that would have had an "overbearing impact" on Saline residents.
Around 60 campaigners burst into applause at Inverkeithing's Civic Centre yesterday (Wednesday) when members of the South West Fife area committee rejected the scheme unanimously.They agreed with a Fife Council report that said the five huge turbines based just two kilometres away from 200 houses would have had an adverse effect on the landscape and appearance of the area, people's health and even cause problems for Edinburgh Airport, with the turbines being visible on their radar.The result was welcomed by members of the Saline Community Against These Turbines (SCATT), many of whom arrived with placards stating 'Say no to turbines: too big and too close to Saline'.The group had campaigned rigorously against the proposal, garnering support from PM Gordon Brown, local MP Willie Rennie, all local community councils and highlighting 282 individual objections to the scheme.
APRIL 2010 - PLANNING REFUSED
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