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"Whilst Tony Blair promotes global action on Climate Change, the Environment Council has been helping address key issues at local level."

Extract from the Environment Council (EC) report on their Regional Workshops- EC & Community Involvement!

Reality: Walkway Wind Farm Sedgefield, not famous but infamous

The local group did not appear to have a fair hearing. Valid objections were not addressed. The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) was willing to pursue the case but the necessary funds could not be sourced at such short notice. The Council refused to wait for the results of the ongoing Noise Study by Dti, initially due Spring 2005. Later the developers sought to alter condition 20, relating to policy D10 of the local plan, in order to accommodate a 'de minimus' increase in the noise level. Again the Council refused to wait for the Dti study results which unfortunately are still not available though promised for mid April 2006!

Case Study 3E in PPS22 CG is "Member Training in the North East" and was to be piloted with Wear Valley District and Sedgefield Borough Councils. This gave guidance for Local Planning Authorities in taking forward Renewable Energy Developments. Produced on behalf of North East Renewable Energy Group (NEREG) June 2004 and commissioned by Government Office for the North East & Yorkshire and The Humber.

Was there a snowball's chance in Hell of a refusal for Walkway?

Barningham High Moor

Sedgefield turbine construction

Walkway Wind Farm Sedgefield

Conflicting 'views' but Satley residents live with the reality of wind farms.

New study shows wind farms are friends not foes. Monday 12 December 2005 (BWEA website)

The Deception Walkway Wind Farm

Who has been responsible for the injustices at Walkway, Satley, Trimdon, Royal Oak and Glaxo Smith Kline and others?

Misleading comments in support of wind farms are partly responsible.

Who is responsible?


Walkway Wind farm Sedgefield from BWEA Magazine Real Power Issue1 Wind Prospect.


Seven turbines were given planning permission at High Swainston Farm, near Sedgefield in early March 2005.

The 21MW project has 3 claims to fame: this is the first consent for a windfarm in the Prime Minister's constituency, the turbines are the most powerful to be approved onshore in England to date at 3MW per unit, and all this was achieved well within the statutory time period, with consent awarded in an outstanding time period of 12 weeks following submission.


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West Durham Satley

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