Scottish ministers are poised to deliver their verdict on a controversial wind farm that was halted mid-construction amid concern that a private water supply had been polluted. Scotland’s top civil court rejected an appeal by Cheshire-based Community Windpower to push ahead with a 15-turbine development on Sneddon Law, in East Ayrshire, after it was blocked by council planning officials. The local authority ordered the company to stop digging on the site after it failed to ensure that water supplies to about 20 nearby households would remain uninterrupted.
Times 27th Jan 2019 read more »
Wind farms could be built along the route of HS2 in a major resurrection of onshore turbines in Britain, under confidential Government-commissioned plans. An official strategy document seen by The Sunday Telegraph proposes powering the controversial rail line using lucrative onshore wind farms spanning the equivalent of 19,000 football fields. For some stretches of the line the majority of electricity would come from solar or wind farms built “on or near” the track, according to the plans. The document indicates that the move would require more land being purchased by developers along the route of the line, and could tip the scheme over its £56 billion budget.
Telegraph 26th Jan 2019 read more »