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Unfortunately thanks to the huge subsidy inflated commercial opportunities offered to wind farm speculators, land owners and developers, the inappropriate development at Middle Hill is not an isolated case. To find out more about the folly of onshore wind farms, please take a look at some other useful websites listed below:

Windbyte 

Wind Farm tracking the in the North East England & South East Scotland

Provides information on the numbers and locations of wind power proposals in the North East of England and South East Scotland. Includes information on groups campaigning, and both local and national news.


Middleton Burn Action Group

Another action group fighting Air Farmers Ltd with yet another speculative wind farm development near Belford.


Government E-Petition Against wind Farms

Takes two minutes to complete and helps add your weight behind the fight.


Windgates Not Wind Farms

Local campaign group with much information


The Renewable Rape of Scotland

Hard-hitting and fact-filled speach by Struan Stevenson, Scottish MEP. Scotland suffered the effects of speculative developers earlier than us in England and we should learn from their mistakes. After all, "The man who does not know history, is doomed to repeat it".


Renewable Energy Foundation

REF is part of a growing national consensus that the United Kingdom's energy policy is unbalanced, and that the drive for renewable energy generation has been inadequately planned.


Council and planning, Northumberland County Council Planning and policy


Northumberland National Park


Northumberland and Newcastle Society

Founded in 1924, the Northumberland and Newcastle Society works to protect valuable buildings and landscapes and to enhance the quality of life in both urban and rural areas.


RenewableUK

RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries.

Very good for accurate maps highlighting wind farm proposals, sites under construction & operational sites http://www.bwea.com/ukwed/index.asp


DEFRA – Noise and Nuisance information


Natural England

Investigating the impacts of windfarm development on peatlands in England


Campaign to Protect Rural England

Highlights issues affecting the countryside


National Wind Watch

"A nonprofit organisation that promotes awareness of the negative impacts of industrial wind energy development on our environment, economy, and quality of life." Precursor of IWA, National Wind Watch is a US organisation with wider links, including international news coverage.


Industrial Wind Action (IWA).

"Industrial Wind Action™, was formed to counteract the misleading information promulgated by the wind energy industry and various environmental groups. Support for this effort comes from a large and diversified group of environmentalists, energy experts, and ordinary citizens."

US organisation with excellent international coverage of news stories that is updated daily. Gallery. Library of research papers and important articles.


Local Press

Hexham Courant

Northumberland Gazette

The Morpeth Herald

The Journal 

The Evening Chronicle 

BBC Look North 

ITV Tyne Tees


Specific press releases

Journal 9.8.11

Journal 19.8.11

Journal 20.08.11

Journal 1.10.11

Journal 10.11.11

Northumberland Gazette 11.8.11

Northumberland Gazette 11.8.11

Hexham Courant 11.11.11

Hexham Courant 14.11.11




This list is in no way comprehensive, so if you are aware of any others that you think would be useful for us to list, please don't hesitate to contact us.