The wind power debate planning statistics article

This is a NISRA statistical article which uses DOE planning statistics to examine the issue of wind turbine applications being approved in areas of outstanding natural beauty.


Concerns have grown surrounding the erection of wind turbines in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - in Northern Ireland, the eight Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes, ranging from the internationally renowned Causeway Coast to the picturesque Mourne Mountains. These are areas of high scenic quality with distinctive character and natural beauty that are well known and highly valued in Northern Ireland. The increasing presence of wind turbines in recent years has produced opposition among various groups and individuals, in particular regarding the erection of turbines in these areas of natural beauty.



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