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Mountain-top wind factory

January 21, 2010

We have welcomed the recommendation from Swansea’s planning officers to reject the application from N Power Renewables Ltd to erect 19 wind turbines on Mynydd y Gwair Common, a beauty-spot eight miles north of Swansea.. Swansea’s planning committee meets on Thursday (21 January) to determine the controversial application. We are delighted that the officers are…

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Fight against blot on Bowland

December 15, 2009

We are fighting to stop the erection of 20 wind-turbines on common land in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire.  The site is Claughton Moor and Whit Moor, seven miles north-east of Lancaster. The society has objected to a planning application from Community Windpower Ltd, and to an application for…

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Haslemere Society shares common roots with Open Spaces Society

December 2, 2009

‘The Open Spaces Society and the Haslemere Society(1) have common roots—and they are embedded in the Surrey commons, said our general secretary Kate Ashbrook, who was guest speaker at the Haslemere Society’s annual general meeting on Friday 27 November.  ‘Robert Hunter, who was the honorary solicitor of the Commons Preservation Society soon after its formation,…

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