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  1. Thread: Grace Period

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    Re: Grace Period

    I thought that the grace period (able to register for FITS, fixed at the time of registering, but before you commission the turbine) has now stopped - end of 2015? So now even if you have planning...
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    Re: My Gaia Wind turbine project

    Bad news but Mosscliff went bust on the 23/12/15 so no more anything from them - if you paid for a servicing contract then sorry to say that money has been lost. There might be a ray of hope if...
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    Re: Wind Turbine Servicing

    Bad news but Mosscliff went bust on the 23/12/15 so no more anything from them - if you paid for a servicing contract then sorry to say that money has been lost. There might be a ray of hope if...
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    Re: Evance r900 5kw

    Our Gaia regularly produces 10x the electricity we use but has cut our bills only by about 2/3rds. Big power tools, welders, washing machine and vacuum all go on when it's windy but that's the way it...
  5. Thread: HSBC

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    Re: HSBC

    I'd like to know if ANY bank is any good.
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    Re: Ragwort in hay

    There has been at least one human fatality due to Ragwort - the chap spent the day pulling it without gloves and died of liver/kidney failure. Best sprayed at the early stages.
  7. Re: Counrtyfile's John Craven: "I'll never be fully accepted by country folk"

    Nice cutting Bald Rick - I used to be an Environmental Health Officer working on noise nuisance. Frequently got complaints about silage cutting on the weekends and night time. I used to send a diary...
  8. Re: Counrtyfile's John Craven: "I'll never be fully accepted by country folk"

    You get dicks in the town and in the country. John C would more likely be accepted if he hadn't spend 25 years promoting a pinkoleftyantihuntingfarmerskillallwildlife agenda. It's his own fault.:D
  9. Thread: Yellow iris?

    by windylamb
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    Re: Yellow iris?

    Nice meadows Phil. I take your point, our yellow rattle was infesting semi-improved grass but not anymore!. Quite like the other natives, grasses and herbs but Yellow Rattle like the OPs Yellow Iris...
  10. Thread: Yellow iris?

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    Re: Yellow iris?

    It's Greater Yellow Rattle that's protected, not Yellow Rattle - thank f*** for that, otherwise every hay field in the country would be under threat.:rolleyes:
  11. Thread: Yellow iris?

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    Re: Yellow iris?

    Phil - you said Yellow Rattle is a protected species. You're F***ing Joking, right?! I've spent the last ten years hand pulling, strip grazing, spraying and anything else I can think of to get rid of...
  12. Thread: Yellow iris?

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    Re: Yellow iris?

    Pot them up and sell them. They're 4.95 a pot at the garden/pond centre.:D
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    Re: Turning scrub into productive grassland

    First thing I'd do is check what the field is classified as (ie IACS or SPS maps). If you're changing it from say Orchard/vineyard to pasture you'll need to fill in a Field Maintenance form:D, I've...
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    Re: Tour de Yorkshire route issues

    I thought "what an opportunity for some with fields along the route"; 1/car and 5/tent, make more money in one day than that field would normally make in 20 years:rolleyes: but I take the point...
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    Re: Going solar..hopefully, maybe

    As for the interpretation of the map regarding the Western Power link, who knows? I was told it was the available capacity which included any formal connection offers whether they were connected or...
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    Re: Going solar..hopefully, maybe

    This link will take you to western powers line capacity map, just type in your postcode and it will come up with all the lines with the available capacity left - it's a start: ...
  17. Thread: Turtles

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    Re: Turtles

    There are plenty of ponds around the UK with terrapins in them, cold winters usually see them off but they survived in a pond near Wrexham in North Wales for at least 12 years and seemed to increase...
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    Re: hydro grip connection

    A problem with splash noise with a house nearby? What nearby to a river and they might hear the splash of water?!.
    Sometimes I wonder how some people manage to tie their shoe laces.
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    Re: Whats the difference between appeals?

    Sounds like you could appeal for non-determination but if the application has been recommended for approval then you just need to push for a committee date (as all the issues must have been resolved...
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    Re: Whats the difference between appeals?

    Application for a 500KW turbine here has been in planning over 18 months - might help if the developers submitted a proper acoustic report rather than trying to argue why they shouldn't. Sometimes...
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    Re: Planning Permission & Solar PV

    Unless it's recently changed there was a difference between the English and Welsh planning guidance with regard to renewables which did make a difference in what was and wasn't considered within...
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    Re: Planning Permission & Solar PV

    Yeh, thanks why I said get it in writing. It was the Planning Officer telling me I needed PP for any size of PV on my shed roof (here in Wales).
    If your local Authority doesn't know the answer then...
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    Re: Planning Permission & Solar PV

    I would definitely get IN WRITING from your Planning Authority that your scheme will be a permitted development, it might be different in Wales but only installations on domestic dwelling roofs is...
  24. Re: Natural Resources and Food Minister Alun Davies.

    So we farmers have to have god knows how many pieces of paper to transport animals, trim feet or spray crops but all you have to do to run welsh agricultural policy is to be a philandering fool...
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    Re: neighbour won't stop trimming my bush!

    Conversely - my Mum, God rest her soul, used to live on a new build estate where opposite was a very tall hedge blocking the view across the valley. All the neighbours winged to the farmer to cut his...
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