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DEFENCE chiefs have expressed concern at the growing proliferation of wind turbines in the East Riding. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) already objects to dozens of wind farms each year. It fears new turbines could interfere with a radar at … Continue reading
Full marks to the John Muir Trust for a fine piece of PR footwork earlier this week. The wild land charity published the findings of a new survey of public attitudes to Scotland’s wild places, be they mountain or glen, … Continue reading
Planning Application just lodged. Act now t0 object! http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=M3CFQLIH09K00 You can use the “Make A Public Comment” button For the web site:Ben Wyvis Under Threat Another 17 turbines 400ft+ high are mooted for the lower south-eastern slopes of Ben Wyvis … Continue reading
ALLT DUINE: Objection Achieved! The application for the Allt Duine Wind Farm by RWE-Npower was rejected by Highland Council today 17.01.12 by a vote of 9 for the proposal to reject against three to approve. This was after a site visit which included a … Continue reading
New South Wales, Australian’s largest state, has drawn up tough new laws on Wind Farms giving residents within 1.25miles (2 km) the power of veto over wind turbines. The New South Wales government proposed the news rules after pressure from rural ocupants … Continue reading
Well the Turkey is plucked and dressed, the Christmas Tree has been cut down brought inside and decorated, the home made pud is sitting in the pantry and the 12 year old malt is from the local distillery. Not many … Continue reading
RIBA, The DECC and National Grid have a competition to design the Pylon of the future. Actually only one seems to be a pylon and the rest are what the grid would correctly term towers but we will gloss over … Continue reading
At the Elgin meeting both John Swinney and the First Minister were insistent that the Energy consents Unit, situated at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow and as alien to Scotland’s Wild Lands as Hog Weed to our ecology, refuses unsuitable applications. We challenged them … Continue reading
When I heard someone remark that the Welsh were revolting, I thought that was an un-called for remark. Only later did I realise that they were referring to a revolt in the Welsh assembly From BBC Wales we have this … Continue reading
20th September 2011 Highland Council Planning Committee site visit and planning determination on DBSE Section 36 Planing Application for Druim Ba Wind Farm. Councillors and planning officials visited the site where the Druim Ba-Say No Campaigners had arrange to fly … Continue reading
We have been pointed to a brilliant web site by (click here)Scotland-landscapes,com which defines the areas affected by the Allt Duine Wind Farm on the very borders of the Cairngorm National Park. This is the assault on the A9 corridor … Continue reading
When you look at the photomontage at the Community Consultations, you just feel that they are wrong. Often we have put it down to using 50mm”Standard” lenses. They usually say when challenged that this is approved by SNH. That is … Continue reading
A crane on the way to Griffin Wind farm at Dunkeld caused chaos on the A822 when it got stuck on a corner. This is only one of many incidents reported at the Griffin Wind Farm site. How soon before … Continue reading
This is something to read and to consider the culpability of our planners, landowners and wind farm developers. Lairg and Loch Shin are the entrance to the North West Highland Geo-Park. This is the wildness and majesty of rock creations … Continue reading
We are now faced with massive changes to planning law. Planning has had serious issues for a number of years and there is anecdotal evidence of local villagers having to move away because a city based planner would not let … Continue reading
The State of Victoria in Australia has enforced new rules that state that turbines must be 2 Km from houses and 5 Km from major regional Towns and Scenic Areas. May we at least ask that our planners take note of these … Continue reading
James Welch, acting for energy company Infinergy, concedes that Dava Moor is a senstive site to build a wind farm. He has classed the area between medium and high. Two developers, Infinergy and Eurus, are applying to construct 43 turbines on … Continue reading
Just when things are looking bleak we find the application for the Glenmorie Wind farm with access through Novar. Interestingly on the site map Novar 2 is missing as is Bienn Tharsuinn and extention. For those that don’t know Bienn … Continue reading
This is frightening when you read the numbers. Stronelairg 140 turbines (135 meters) Balmacaan 138 turbines!