Categories Archives: Announcements

Good News and not so good

It is nice to be able to report that 2 applications have been refused permission recently. The Raisgill Hall 67m turbine near Tebay was rejected by Eden District Council on the grounds that: The proposed turbine, by virtue of its scale and siting will appear as a dominant and intrusive man-made structure with a far [...]

A new website of interest – Global Wind Energy – the human impact

“Global Wind Energy – the Human Impact is a new international website devoted to victim impact reports/ testimony/ video/ engineering reports, news items and research. We are requesting affected families send in their stories in whatever way they have available. They can be the form of a letter, formal testimony or affidavit, video, reports etc. [...]

Shap targeted again: two turbines nearly twice the height of the Angel of the North

Mr Atkinson (one of the land owners involved in the original Shap wind farm proposals) has applied for 2 turbines.  Total height to tip of blade is 35 metres = 115 feet. (The Angel of the north is only 20 metres.) This is NOT small!  PLEASE OBJECT. As is common, this application was made just before Christmas [...]

Killington Public Meetings as Banks try and drum up support for their windfarm

A busy time for those of us determined to show developers that the landscape is more important than inefficient but profitable electricity generation: Banks Renewables are holding two public exhibitions, both on Thursday September 20th, to promote the Killington Lake wind farm. These are at Killington Village hall, and New Hutton Institute, both from 3 [...]

Community Windpower working to ruin communities again…

Community Windpower Ltd. are holding another public exhibition to promote their third attempt to gain planning consent for a wind farm on Claughton and Whit Moor (12 turbines -v- 13 last time and 20 the first time).  This information was discreetly placed on their website: “A Public Exhibition showing the revised proposal is being held on: [...]

Spineless Treasury give way to bullying and blackmail from DECC and Renewables Industry

Alec Salmond will be disappointed that England and Wales have cut subsidies to onshore wind by the pathetic 10% to match the cut in Scotland.  This in spite of evidence that the Treasury accepted demonstrated a case for a 25% cut.  Another review next year and not accepting long term “climate change targets” seems to be the trade-off.  [...]

FORCE still fighting to protect the landscape in Allerdale but needs your help

Although this is specific to Allerdale, please read on – they may be the first area in Cumbria to be hit by so many single applications but they won’t be the last; the information about influencing the local plan is relevant to every planning authority. As many of you will be aware, the National Planning [...]