Protest Group Websites2012 - this page is often updated, please do send any
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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
The European Platform against Wind Farms - a very important site with constantly updated news
Go to this site for news
about the situation in Mid-Wales
Cambrian Mountains Society
Of special interest on this site are the photo-montages of the proposed
Nant y Moch wind farm site
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.
The North American Platform
against wind power
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
|Need new link here
||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
|| 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.
|Need new link
||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
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!
||Aberdeenshire - a group of
Aberdeenshire residents concerned about the proliferation
of wind farm proposals have set up a website to track the
various proposed projects
||This is a blog dedicated to the
inappropriate industrialisation of our cherished,
landscape by industrial wind farms. It also highlights
how the planning system is stacked in favour of these
developments, and focuses on particular issues
surrounding such developments - posting 15 August 2011
features Straid Farm, South Ayrshire
||Viking Energy have plans
for a 127 turbine wind farm in the centre of the
Shetlands. Highlighted on our website on Paul
||An important group that is
organising a Conference on November 11th, go to their
website for more information
|These are just a few out of
many, many protest groups in Scotland.
||Conservation of Upland
Powys Facebook Page
|www.socme.org||Gower, fighting 50 Turbines on the
beautiful Mynydd y Gwair Mountain
|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
|Brechfa Forest Energy Action Group|
Mynydd LLansadwrn Action Group.
Mynydd Llansadwrn (grid reference SN690350) is part of the spectacular undulating landscape of Carmarthenshire in south Wales.
||How to OBJECT to the planning application
proposal by SSE November 2011 to construct a windfarm at
Nant y Moch in the Cambrian Mountains
|There are proposals for hundreds and
hundreds more turbines in Wales at the Welsh Assembly, the
biggest are 606 ft, close to Snowdonia.
Against Wind Turbines are campaigning against plans to
build large turbines and wind farms on rural land
right across Tyrone, N.Ireland. This site aims to
keep local residents up to date on these plans
and provide information on why we oppose them.
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.
|Peel have proposed a 21 turbine wind
farm on the Frodsham and Helsby marshes
||Two new applications near Carlisle
(one for 2 x 100m turbine, one for 1 x 100m turbine)
Previous applications were rejected following Public
Inquiry in 2009
|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.
||Proposal for six 126m high Wind
Turbines Harbourcross, Meddon.
||Proposal for 6 x 86m turbines at
Wheeler's Cross, between Bradworthy and West Putford.
||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.
2011 - battle finally lost but important conditions imposed.
|www.twomoorscampaign.co.uk||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)
2011 update - permission refused by Devon District Council.
|Set up inJuly 2008)
this website is about the possibility of 15 x 400ft plus
high turbines near Halwill Junction, between Holsworthy
There is also another proposal, for 4 similar sized turbines, very close by at Brandis Corner.
|Website for Parkham
not working at present, this page
has some details about Parkham
||Fighting 4 x 400ft turbines at
Brandis Corner near Holsworthy
Proposal near Fremington
||Threatened proposal of 3 x 400ft turbines
overlooking Taw Estuary, opposite Fullabrook and, like
Fullabrook, visible from Braunton Burrows
|Slay the Array
Atlantic Array - This massive off shore wind farm would
impact on all of the North Devon Coast, Lundy, and South
Wales including the Gower Peninsula.
|Summermoor site, next to Furze, Stowford and
||Proposal for 9 turbines near
Chittlehampton (between Barnstaple and South Molton). No
more information for now.
||Proposal for 4 x 100m
turbines near Witheridge... more information needed.
||A group of local residents in the
Harberton and Harbertonford area who believe that the
proposal by TRESOC (Totnes renewable energy society) for
wind turbines at Luscombe Cross is unacceptable and should
be opposed. They are also concerned about the possible
spread of such applications in the South Hams.
|Hollow Panson Wind Farm
||A proposal for 7 x 126.5 m (415 ft) high
turbines to be built at Hollow Panson, close to Clawton
and Virginstow, in a beautiful part of South West Devon.
These turbines would be 65 ft higher than the Fullabrook turbines which are causing nearby residents health problems.
and here (the developers)
|www.dartdorset.org||Dorset, won their present battle to
protect Winterbourne Valley
|www.saveoursilton.org||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?
||No group as yet but this
will have a devastating affect on this geological World
Link to article:
|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.
||A site set up to object to 4 x 120m
high turbines at just 1km from an AONB and village
conservation area in the Berkeley Vale Gloucestershire.
|www.kwag.co.uk||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)
||Oswaldtwistle Moor is threatened by a
proposal for twelve 120m high turbines.
|www.flat-group.co.uk||Concerning a proposal for
26 turbines in the Fenland landscape
||Proposal by Community Windpower Ltd to
build 12 x 125m(410ft) tubines on Stainmore within the
North Pennines AONB.
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.windbyte.co.uk||Covering also North East England and
South East Scotland, with very good maps, information,
||Renewable energy firm
Regeneco has put forward a planning application for a
measuring mast as a precursor to an application for an
eight-turbine wind farm between Shotteswell, Mollington
||Broadview Energy would like to put up
to six 140m turbines on land near the village of
|http://www.huntspillwindfarms.org.uk/index.html|| EDF Energy and Ecotricity are
planning to build 5 & 4 massive wind
turbines respectively on the Somerset levels. The plans
are to put the 400 foot high industrial power generators
on land surrounded by East Huntspill, West Huntspill,
Woolavington, Puriton and Pawlett. 5 wind turbines by
EDF east of the M5 and 4 by EcoTricity west
of the M5.
|www.bwfag.co.uk||Bleakhouse Wind Farm Action
Group, recently set up to oppose 3 x 102m turbines
in Staffordshire. They have an interesting forum on
There is also a group fighting turbines at Abbots Bromley, not too far away.
|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)
||Say No to the Starbold Wind farm.
of concerned residents in the immediate vicinity of a
proposed wind turbine site near Knightcote, Warwickshire.
|Priors Hardwick and
||See this page
on our website:
||Fighting a proposal to put
three x 120m high giant turbines at the Honda Works,
Stratton St. Margaret, Swindon, near the homes of 5000
This group have produced an excellent video, which can be seen on YouTube:
||No to Wolds Windfarm
Group, protecting the Yorkshire Wolds and Heritage Coast
||A proposal for 10 wind turbines in the
beautiful Yorkshire Wolds above East Heslerton
||The campaign to stop a wind farm on
Saddlleworth Moor in the Pennines (Yorkshire and Greater
Bán is one of the outstanding landmarks of
Ireland. But it is under threat. Coillte proposes to
install on it twenty wind turbines of which at least
half will be 131 metres - half the total height of the
mountain and ten metres taller than the Dublin Spire.
Sliabh Bán is one of the outstanding landmarks of Ireland. But it is un
||A planning application has been lodged for four very large turbines, a wind monitoring mast and ancillary buildings on private land adjacent Tomduff Hill in the beautiful Blackstairs Mountains in County Carlow, Ireland.|
||Glenties Windfarm Information Group. The site dedicated to providing information regarding the proposed wind farm at Straboy, Glenties, Co Donegal.|
And the Rest of the World -we are all in this together, we all care about our landscapes,
our wildernesses, our wildlife, our homes, our Earth.
|Marion Chapman's page||See this page for more
information about wind farms in Southern Victoria and
also The Barrier Ranges
|This link may be helpful, the correct one will
be added when available:
|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.
||Between 14 and 40 wind
turbines are proposed near the Tara Bulga National Park
|http://windconcernsontario.wordpress.com/||A Coalition of 57
Grassroots Citizen’s Groups from Across 34
Counties/Districts in Ontario
|More coming here|
|www.epaw.org||See at top of page
||A link to the website of
one of the French signatories on the EPAW website
||This excellent website is
very useful also to those who do not speak German as it
offers an easy translator.
If you were under the misapprehension that people in Germany did not protest against wind turbines, watch the videos!
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.
|http://mapa.stopwiatrakom.eu/||No links yet but see this
shocking map on Epaw:.
|www.iberica2000.org/Es/Articulo.asp?Id=1228||Mark Duchamp`s site, of special interest to anyone interested in birds.|
ridges in Vermont, New England
farmland, mountains, and wilderness in the
Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and throughout
the northeastern United States.
||Vermont, New England. People from
Lenox and the surrounding communities concerned about the plan
being considered by the Town of Lenox to install
industrial 21 x 459 ft high wind turbines
atop Lenox Mountain.
||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
||North Texas Wind Resistance Alliance -
another interesting site, from Texas, with many useful
links to research, etc
|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
|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