Protest Group Websites

2011 - this page is being updated, please do send any information
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For general information:
The National Campaign to oppose wind turbines in Britain`s precious landscapes and promote energy conservation.
This is a non profit organisation promoting awareness of the risks and impacts of industrial wind energy developments on our environment, economy and quality-of-life
This is the site set up by Jon Boone, whose paintings can be seen on this website
Caithness Windfarm Information Forum is a great source of information, both about accidents, and the situation in Caithness and Sutherland as well as all the Highlands.
This is another invaluable source of information, among many items of  particular interest are the UK Renewable Energy Data Files

United Kingdom

(mointeach gun Mhuileann, Moors Without Turbines)
Isle of Lewis, fighting 234 Turbines on the Lewis Peatlands, plus another proposal for 133 turbines to South West Galloway and Dumfries, fighting Blackcraig Hill proposal, and Dalmellington (307 turbines to ring around the village) Formed as an Organisation at the June 2002 Perth Conference on Renewable energy, seeking to bring the facts surrounding renewable energy decisions to the Scottish people and their political representatives. Monthly newsletters - read article by Anne Campbell (Lewis), Vol 2, no 2 Against plans to put 27 x 330ft turbines on Skye, on a site 300 metres above sea level and therefore highly visible This group is fighting a Planning Application for fourteen 115 metre high wind turbines above the Knapdale National Scenic Area, Argyll.
This group was formed by residents of Penicuik, Carlops and Howgate communities to protect Auchencorth Moss near Penicuik from E.ON's proposal to build 18 x 2.5 MW wind turbines.

This would be the fifth and  the most inappropriately sited wind farm in Kintyre. The proposal for 7 x 110m turbines was rejected (March 2007)
A group dedicated to provide support and advice to those concerned about the proposal by EnergieKontor to build a wind farm at Gathercauld between Ceres and Baldinnie and to direct a constructive and informed campaign against this proposal.
Dunoon wind farm, (map ref NS137776) planned by Infinenergy would consist of eight one hundred meter high turbines, the nearest of which would be 2.5km outside and directly visible from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Scotland's first, and one of only two National Parks. The nearest property is only 900m away and there are also potential Golden Eagle issues.  Go to the Argyllwindfarms website for news about wind farms in Argyll.
Fighting  a proposal to site a windfarm at Druim Ba, on the Blairmore Estate, just over 3km from the Village of Kiltarlity  (not far from Loch Ness). Abriachan is only 2km east of the windfarm and visitors travelling the Great Glen Way will pass right by the turbines.  A map is provided on The Druim Ba Info page.
The proposals include plans for 23 turbines, each of which would be almost 500 feet high (or 149.5m) - some of the largest turbines ever built onshore in this country, each one would be nearly twice as high as the towers that support the Kessock Bridge and almost as high as the towers supporting the Forth Road Bridge!
These are just a few out of many protest groups - the latest news is that up to 15,000 turbines are planned for Scotland
Among the 6,472 currently proposed turbines are
543 in South Lanarkshire, 403 in Argyll, and 502 in the Western Isles, including the ones on the Isle of Lewis.

Conservation of Upland Powys Facebook Page Gower, fighting 50 Turbines on the beautiful Mynydd y Gwair Mountain Carmarthenshire, fighting 20 - 30 Turbines  on Betws Mountain Ceredigionshire, battle lost and 39 turbines being erected, with more threatened.

A website showing the devastation ahead for Wales - you can hear the sound of a smallish turbine on this site
South Wales Alternative to Turbines
This site has a forum, news about local events and general information
There are proposals for hundreds and hundreds more turbines in Wales at the Welsh Assembly, the biggest are 606 ft, close to Snowdonia.



View North and Mid Devon Wind Turbine Sites in a larger map

Proposal for six 126m high Wind Turbines Harbourcross, Meddon.

Proposal for 6 x 86m turbines at Wheeler's Cross, between Bradworthy and West Putford..
new website:
North Tawton , Bow and Spreyton, Mid Devon, fighting  huge turbines on the doorstep of Dartmoor National Park.
Feb 12th 2007. The developers appeal has been upheld.  But the fight goes on ...
July 31st 2008:  go to their website for the latest news of their magnificent struggle. Fighting six different possible wind farms in the Two Moors Way area near Exmoor (you can see both Dartmoor and Exmoor from this range of hills)
Set up inJuly 2008) this website is about the possibility of 15 x 400ft plus high turbines near Halwill Junction, between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh.
There is also another proposal, for 4 similar sized turbines, very close by at Brandis Corner. Website for Parkham  (if not working at present, this page has some details about Parkham)

Fighting 4  x 400ft turbines at Brandis Corner near Holsworthy
New: Details of Proposal near Fremington
Threatened proposal of 3 x 400ft turbines overlooking Taw Estuary, opposite Fullabrook and , like Fullabrook, visible from Braunton Burrows
Other English Counties This group is campaigning against the proposal from Your Energy to build 12 turbines each up to 110m tall on farmland on the Somerset coast
The campaign to stop a wind farm on Saddlleworth Moor in the Pennines
Dorset, won their present battle to protect Winterbourne Valley
North Dorset, close to Shaftesbury and Gillingham, and Cranborne Chase, fighting six giant wind turbines in the beautiful Blackmore Vale area... what would Thomas Hardy have thought about this? Great  Glemham, Marlesford and Parham, Suffolk, fighting 6 turbines, 331ft (110m) high, six times the height of the Parish Church at Great Glemham (which they would overlook) Opposing 14 x 360 ft. monsters at 'Moorsyde'  just to the south of Berwick-upon-Tweed.  This would dominate the landscape of North Northumberland, wrecking views to (and from) the Cheviots. Two similar developments close by are at the announcement stage.
Do look at this website if you want to see what turbines have done to Germany. This group is dedicated to the protection of the countryside around the village of Bradwell & Tillinghamin, in Essex, and in particular to the campaign to prevent the construction of one of the largest onshore wind-farms in the UK on the marshes between Bradwell and the village of Tillingham.  You can hear the sound of turbines on their site.
 The campaign organisation for the villages surrounding the proposed Windfarm Development by Npower at Nun Wood that will lay across the three counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire and will have an immediate and major impact on the villages of  Bozeat (Northants), Harrold (Beds) and Lavendon (Bucks) along with many smaller villages and communities within the area.

A proposal to erect 9 wind turbinesat Berrier Hill, Greystoke, near Blencathra, one of the most famous fells in Lakeland. It would have a disastrous effect on the National Park.

Bleakhouse Wind Farm Action Group, recently set up to oppose 3 x 102m turbines  in Staffordshire. They have an interesting forum on their site.
There is also a group fighting turbines at Abbots Bromley, not too far away.
Kentish Weald Action Group - against wind turbines in rural Kent.
This group is fighting a proposal for a 125m turbine in the Teise Valley, right on the banks of the River Teise. Go to their website to see photomontages, and more about this threat to rural Kent.

Kent is already being industrialised at Romney Marsh, see this page on the FLAT (Fenland against turbines website)
Concerning a proposal for 26 turbines in the Fenland landscape

New link: The wild and beautiful open spaces of the North Pennines are under threat from a proposed wind factory on Stainmore. A company called “Community Windpower Ltd” based in Cheshire is proposing to build a wind factory consisting of at least 12 x 125 metre (410 feet) wind turbines in South Stainmore  within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—if permission were granted to build a wind factory here no AONB or National Park in the whole country would be safe. The floodgates would be opened.

Ireland The campaign against the inappropriate siting of 17 wind turbines in the Kilbraney area of Co. Wexford, SE Ireland.

An action group formed to oppose the proposed development of 8 gigantic wind turbines near Knockraha village.
Website includes news of All-Ireland Group, and many important documents about noise, etc..

Other parts of the world


Protecting mountain ridges in Vermont, New England

Protecting farmland, mountains, and wilderness in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and throughout the northeastern United States.

Only 3% of the Tallgrass Prairie remains in the USA, but developers want to erect 1000 turbines on the ridges of these hills where wild mustangs and coyotes still roam.

Fighting 27 x 330ft turbines along the ridgeline of the Glebe Mountains, this group is putting on a Photography Exhibition by an award winning photographer.

Protect Our West Texas Landscape is an organization of people who care about the preservation of the heritage and landscape of scenic areas of West Texas. It`s members live just south of Abilene, Texas in a scenic area of Taylor County that stretches from the city of Buffalo Gap, Texas to just west of historic Coronado’s Camp along State highway 89.
Cohocton Wind Watch
New York State - an interesting site with information about turbine accidents, etc
North Texas Wind Resistance Alliance - another interesting site, from Texas, with many useful links to research, etc
NEW Group in North Carolina, fighting to save the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have a good gallery of photos and section on environmental impact.
A Coalition of 57 Grassroots Citizen’s Groups from Across 34 Counties/Districts in Ontario

Between 14 and 40 wind turbines are proposed near the Tara Bulga National Park
Provides information about the proposed Stockyard Hill Wind Farm - a massive development of 282 turbines covering 250 sqkms of beautiful volcanic landscape. Painted by many well known landscape artists such as Von Guerard and Duncan Elphinstone Cooper.

New Zealand
Fighting plans to transform spectacular, lonely landscapes into large industrial wind estates ( with 276 turbines, some 160 metres high, requiring also the construction of 200 km of roads and the bulldozing and dispersal of 3.6 million cubic metres across presently unspoiled slopes and gullies)  Central Otago.

Spain Mark Duchamp`s site, of special interest to anyone interested in birds.

If you cannot read French, try using translation software (search the internet for it).
News of this just received... not translated yet!

Re French National Demonstration
We are in contact with many other groups that do not have websites at present.
contact me if you would like a link on this page