Protest Group Websites2011 - this page is being updated, please do send any information
or links that you would like to be added to it.
For general information:
Campaign to oppose wind turbines in Britain`s precious landscapes and
promote energy conservation.
wind energy developments on our environment,
economy and quality-of-life
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
(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|
|www.glare.org.uk||Galloway and Dumfries, fighting Blackcraig Hill proposal, and Dalmellington (307 turbines to ring around the village)|
|www.viewsofscotland.org||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|
|www.sw-ag.org||Against plans to put 27 x 330ft turbines on Skye, on a site 300 metres above sea level and therefore highly visible|
|www.stopalltdearg.com||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.|
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.
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!
just a few out of many protest groups - the latest news is that up
turbines are planned for Scotland
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.
Upland Powys Facebook Page
|www.socme.org||Gower, fighting 50 Turbines on the beautiful Mynydd y Gwair Mountain|
|www.bmpg.co.uk||Carmarthenshire, fighting 20 - 30 Turbines on Betws Mountain|
|www.cefncroes.org.uk||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
Alternative to Turbines
This site has a forum, news about local events and general information
hundreds and hundreds
Assembly, the biggest are 606 ft, close to Snowdonia.
View North and Mid Devon Wind Turbine Sites in a larger map
Cross, between Bradworthy and West
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.
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.
Parkham (if not working at present, this page
has some details about Parkham)
Fullabrook, visible from Braunton Burrows
|www.whag.org.uk||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?
|www.nowap.co.uk||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)|
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.
|www.bradwell.info||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
||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.
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)
proposal for 26 turbines in the Fenland landscape
|New link: www.saveourstainmore.co.uk||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.
|www.savekilbraney.com||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
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.|
||New York State - an
interesting site with information about turbine accidents, etc
to research, etc
|NEW www.keepersoftheblueridge.com||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.|
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.
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|We are in contact
with many other groups that do not have websites at present.
Please contact me if you would like a link on this page