New Link Posted – 2Km Petition

By stoplenchwickwindfarm | November 10, 2008

Petition to Government

There’s a new link added to the links page,

Scotland has a legal document “SPP 6 – ‘Renewable Energy”  which was published in March 2007

This requires a separation distance of 2 km between turbines and the edge of villages.

A petition for similar legislation is currently on the Governments Website “Number10”

Deadline to sign up by: 29 April 2009

Petition to: Establish an automatic buffer zone of at least 2 km between any new industrial size wind turbine and any home. Number10.gov.uk “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Establish an automatic buffer zone of at least 2 km between any new industrial size wind turbine and any home.” Details: No industrial size wind turbine will be built closer than 2 km unless the right to protection has been waived by all households within this 2 km zone. http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/2000metres/

An extract from

“ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
REPORT OF PUBLIC LOCAL INQUIRY
CLYDE WINDFARM, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Reporter: David N Gordon BSc(Hons) MSc MRTPI
Dates of inquiry: 31 August – 13 October 2006
File Reference: IEC/3/90”

“It is suggested that at a distance of up to 2 km a windfarm is likely to be a prominent feature; at 2-5 km it is likely to be relatively prominent; at 5-15 km it is likely to be only prominent in clear visibility, and will be seen as part of the wider landscape; and that at 15- 30 km it will only be seen in very clear visibility, and will be a minor element in the landscape.”

i.e on a clear day you will be able to see the windfarm from Worcester

and

“The capacity of the landscape to accommodate windfarm development depends on 2 considerations: the degree of impact the development will have on the existing character of the landscape; and the extent to which this impact can be modified and reduced by design. The ability of the landscape to absorb development depends on careful siting, the skill of the designer, and the inherent characteristics of the landscape such as landform, ridges, hills, valleys, and vegetation.”

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3 Responses to “New Link Posted – 2Km Petition”

  1. BBC Hereford & Worcester Interviews VVASP & ScottishPower Renewables Says:
    January 13th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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  2. Dr R E Yorke Says:
    March 2nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Petition supported

  3. Duncan Griggs Says:
    September 9th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I totally support a 2km seperation distance, but I do not believe turbines are an economic solution to our national energy needs.

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