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The massive Robert McAlpine Group has announced it intends to submit new wind turbine proposals to be called Swift wind farm, near Churchover.

Warwickshire heritage beauty spot protected!

The Duke of Edinburgh and his anti-windfarm comments were toasted by the villagers of Churchover as they celebrated winning the fight against Scottish and Southern Energy’s proposal to build wind turbines across one of Warwickshire’s heritage beauty spots, the meandering Swift Valley below the conservation village of Churchover.

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Rugby Borough Council refuses permission for Churchover windfarm!

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On Wednesday 7th September 2011, Rugby Borough Council's Planning Committee unanimously refused planning consent for the proposed wind power station near Churchover.

Mark Pawsey MP sends objection letter

RE: Planning Application Number R10/2303. Land at Cestersover Farm, Lutterworth Road, Churchover, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0QP

I am writing to you in order to express my concerns, and those of my constituents, and to support their objections in respect of the planning application submitted to Rugby Borough council for the development of a wind farm compromising 9 wind turbines as well as additional, related, amenities.

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Roger Helmer MEP regales Chris Hulme, Energy Minister

I appeal to you to reconsider this disastrous course of action before more damage is done, more pensioners die of cold, more jobs are lost, more businesses relocate off-shore, and more inward investment is lost to the UK.

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Get rich quick by being 'green'

Terence Blacker of 'The Independant' analyses why there are fewer windfarm applications being accepted than a few years ago.

 

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Campaign for the Protection of Rural England's new report on Windfarms

CPRE Northants believe that it is becoming increasingly evident that wind power generation onshore in the UK is failing to live up to its promise. Any environmental good from carbon savings is a fraction of that suggested by the wind industry and the very modest quantities of electricity produced are of limited use. Furthermore it imposes a disproportionate economic and operational burden on the rest of the electricity generation network.

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Hints and Tips for Developers

Once you examine the spin being deployed by Industrial Wind Power Station developers some interesting patterns emerge. We began to wonder exactly what kind of advice an experienced developer might give to someone just starting out...

Here is ASWAR's set of best-practice Hints and Tips. With thanks to 'Stop the spin''

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Parish Council / ASWAR meeting WED June 22nd, 7.30pm Churchover village hall

The windfarm proposal is now registered at Rugby Borough Council and we are into a consultation period and count down to a determination by the elected local planning committee.  Every body who wants to object should come to this meeting, hear about the detail of the proposals, vote on them and find out how you can help do something to stop it happening. 

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