Wind Power News: Victories
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Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused an application for a wind farm in Cornwall after agreeing with an inspector that the scheme’s ‘extensive and weighty’ benefits would not outweigh harm to heritage assets and it would breach local planning policy. Good Energy Generation Ltd had its application for up to 11 turbines on land at Creddacott Farm, near the village of Week St Mary, rejected by Cornwall Council in 2014 and appealed the decision. The appeal was recovered by the . . .
Court halts Dahlem 4 in Germany; Developer Duno Air did not sufficiently analyse impact on black storks
A German court has revoked the license for Duno Air’s 19.8MW Dahlem 4 wind farm near the municipality of Dahlem, south-west of Bonn. The administrative court in Aachen in the German state of North Rhine allowed a challenge by green group Nabu on the grounds that the developer did not sufficiently analyse the effects of the project on the local black stork population. Duno Air received the license from the administrative district of Euskirchen in late 2016 and kicked off . . .
High Court orders quashing An Bord Pleanála’s permission for a wind farm in Co Wexford have been secured by a number of local residents. The residents’ legal costs will also be paid by the board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche, Co Wexford. The proceedings were also brought . . .
A number of local residents have secured High Court orders on consent quashing An Bord Pleanála’s approval of permission for a windfarm in Co Wexford, writes Ann O’Loughlin. The residents legal costs will also be paid by the Board under the settlement of their case. On consent of the Board, Mr Justice Charles Meenan this week granted orders quashing its approval for a development of three wind turbines and an electricity substation at Tominearly and Killegney, Clonroche Co Wexford. The . . .
Residents of Barr Cregg, Ballymaclanigan and Slaughtmanus have expressed relief after the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) refused Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. permission to proceed with a proposed seven turbine wind farm on the hillsides to the south and east of the city. RES appealed Derry City and Strabane District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for its Barr Cregg Wind Farm on the grounds that it would have an ‘unacceptable adverse impact on active peatland’ in the area. However, the . . .
[Administrative judge cancels wind project in the Morbihan. Among its reasons the court emphasized that the Forest of Lanouée “represents a strong element of the area’s identity.”] Dans ses motivations, le tribunal souligne que la forêt de Lanouée « représente un élément d’identité fort du territoire ». Le projet, porté par la société Les Moulins de Lohan, vise à construire un parc de seize éoliennes. AFP PHOTO REMY GABALDA / AFP PHOTO / Le tribunal administratif de Rennes a annulé, lundi 10 . . .
FALMOUTH – The Falmouth Board of Selectmen voted Monday night not to appeal a judge’s decision ordering the shutdown of the town’s two massive wind turbines. “It’s time to put the matter behind us and move forward,” board Chairwoman Susan Moran said. The decision not to appeal could put the town on the hook for payment of loans and grants from the state as well as dismantling costs. A past estimate put the cost at $14 million. But appealing the judge’s . . .
Campaigners have had a ‘sensational victory’ after a ruling was made to overturn plans for 16 wind turbines. A public inquiry was launched last year after plans were approved by both Rochdale and Rossendale Councils to add a further 16 turbines at Scout Moor, near Edenfield. The application for 14 of the turbines was refused on Friday ‘for a period of up to 25 years’ by the secretary of state. The decision letter said: “The secretary of state considers that . . .
The Government has overturned a huge expansion of the Scout Moor wind farm, nine months after a public inquiry. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP today overruled Rossendale council’s decision to approve a further 14 wind turbines in Rossendale – part of plans to take the whole site to 42 turbines. However, he said he was ‘minded to approve’ two additional turbines in Rochdale with a maximum height of 115 metres, subject to conditions. . . .
An Bord Pleanala has refused planning for the 25 turbine Castletownmoor Wind Farm. The news has been welcomed by the Meath Wind Information Group (MWIG). “We’re absolutely delighted. An Bord Pleanala has confirmed what they said before with regard to the Emlagh Wind Farm. We only hope now that Element Power do not seek a judicial review of the decison as they did in Maighne,” said Padraic Dolan of MWIG. “The Board has been unequivocal that Castletownmoor is not a . . .