Energy company set to appeal after wind farm plan is rejected

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A COMPANY behind plans for a six-turbine wind farm near Basingstoke is set to mount an appeal after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council gave the scheme the thumbs down.

Energy firm to appeal over Woodmancott Down wind farm refusal

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A COMPANY behind plans for a six-turbine wind farm near Basingstoke is set to mount an appeal after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council gave the scheme the thumbs down.

New school head pledges to make further improvements

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE new headteacher of a Bramley school, which has faced a turbulent few years, has pledged to build on recent improvements.

Woodmancott wind farm proposals rejected by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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4:04pm Thursday 26th June 2014

PLANS for a new six-turbine wind farm in Woodmancott have been rejected by councillors at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Plan to put charging point for electrical vehicles in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: City's first electric car chargers to be installed today

3:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A CHARGING point for electrical vehicles could soon be introduced in Basingstoke town centre.

New recycling banks rolled out across Basingstoke and Deane

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Hayley Eachus tries out one of the new mixed plastic and Tetra Pak recycling banks

11:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

NEW recycling banks for mixed plastics and Tetra Pak have been introduced across the borough in a bid to increase the amount of materials that can be recycled.

Bullington Cross wind farm application refused

Basingstoke Gazette: Beck Martin and son Aiden were among the wind farm supporters

12:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL application to build a huge wind farm in north Hampshire has been refused.

Borough council gives the go-ahead for latest climate strategy

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

A BLUEPRINT setting out how the borough council plans to tackle climate change in the area has been given the green light.

Solar farm scheme generates interest

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

3:00pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

PLANS to create a solar farm on the outskirts of Basingstoke have gone on show to the public.

Schoolchildren to keep track of recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

9:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

PUPILS in Hart will be asked to keep track of what they recycle as part of a new competition.

BCoT conference spreads green message

Basingstoke Gazette: From left, Martin Heath, Trevor Harding and Andy Molloy with some of the newly-installed solar panels on the roof at BCoT

8:00pm Sunday 4th May 2014

BCoT students embraced the importance of sustainable living at their learner conference.

Easter egg packaging recycling scheme launched

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2:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A BASINGSTOKE supermarket is helping its customers to be environmentally friendly with the introduction of a new recycling initiative.

Lottery grant for Tadley pool

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11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TADLEY swimming pool is set to undergo a green transformation – thanks to a grant of £150,000 of National Lottery funding.

Green award for Overton attraction

Basingstoke Gazette: The Bombay Sapphire development takes shape

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A GIN distillery set to open this year has won an award for the design of the buildings.

Thousands of solar panels being installed in Monk Sherborne

Basingstoke Gazette: Thousands of solar panels being installed in Monk Sherborne

5:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

NEARLY 10,000 solar panels are being installed on farmland in Monk Sherborne.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance wants your old clothes

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIWAA) is encouraging people to support them by choosing their yellow clothing banks when they get rid of their unwanted clothes.

Work begins on wildlife haven in Kingsclere

Basingstoke Gazette: Volunteers at work creating the wildlife haven in Kingsclere.

8:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

WORK has begun to transform a patch of land into a haven for local wildlife in Kingsclere.

Schoolchildren get lesson in recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Bella Peel, 10, shows Mithili Royyuru her model made from rubbish

9:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

RECYCLED materials were used to make cards and other items by children at a borough school.

Fairtrade event raises awareness of problems faced by banana farmers

Basingstoke Gazette: From left: Aliceja Fisher, Jill Gibson, Marianne Weineck, Gill Garney, and Bananaman, Andrew Lane, with bananas donated by Fyffes

8:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

SHOPPERS in The Malls went bananas for a Fairtrade event aimed at getting fair prices for banana farmers across the world.

Borough residents can recycle Tetra Pak packaging from April 1

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

IT WAS a recycling goal that the borough’s environment chief has been struggling to secure – but soon residents in Basingstoke and Deane will be able to recycle Tetra Pak packaging.

Hampshire County Council to make buildings more energy efficient

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

HAMPSHIRE County Council is making 25 of its top energy-consuming buildings more energy efficient to save £200,000 every year.

Partnership gives Basingstoke and Deane residents chance to improve energy efficiency

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

3:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

BOROUGH residents are being offered the opportunity to save money and energy with Energy Action North Hampshire – a partnership between Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hart District Council.

Former mayor Martin Biermann calls for more to be done about recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Cllr Martin Biermann is among those who are always keen to recycle

8:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

I strongly believe that the argument suggesting climate change is a natural phenomenon is wrong. We should be taking measures to both combat it and mitigate against its impact.

Chineham residents to take part in electric car trial

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

5:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A GROUP of residents from Chineham are to become some of the first in the country to take part in an electric car trial.

Residents can now sign up for garden waste service 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Council garden waste service bags 200 tonnes of cuttings in six months

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

GREEN-fingered residents in Basingstoke are now able to sign up to the borough council’s garden waste service for 2014.

Environment and climate change chief insists borough are trying to increase recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Robert Donnell, right, at a recycling bank.

11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

In a special Q and A, we put Councillor Robert Donnell, the borough’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, on the spot with 10 questions concerning recycling in Basingstoke and Deane.

"It's too easy not to recycle rubbish in Basingstoke"

Basingstoke Gazette: Emily Roberts with a Basingstoke and Deane wheelie bin, which she says does not force her to think more about recycling her rubbish.

8:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

GAZETTE chief reporter Emily Roberts reveals her own shortcomings when it comes to throwing away rubbish - and argues that the council need to do more to make people recycle.

Solar farm plans go on show in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette: David Bryson, from Luminous Energy, chats to Alan Stevens about the plans.

5:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

VILLAGERS were given a close-up view of the pros and cons of building a 6.2-hectare solar farm on a field in Overton.

Borough told that smaller bins could lead to higher recycling rates

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Louise Bloom says Basingstoke's poor recycling rate is affected by giving residents bins that are too big.

1:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

RECYCLING is a big issue in Basingstoke and Deane – but one of the biggest obstacles to encouraging people to recycle more is the fact that the household bins are simply too big.

Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

Basingstoke Gazette: Politicians give their views on first year of the Gazette's Green Town, Green Borough Campaign

1:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

IT’S a year ago this month that The Gazette launched a campaign with the aim of making Basingstoke and Deane the green capital of Hampshire by 2020.

Elderly couple ordered to remove solar panels after objection from neighbours

Basingstoke Gazette: The solar panels on Alan and Sue Martin's roof.

5:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

“TAKE them down” – that was the distressing verdict for an elderly couple who have been ordered to remove solar panels from their garage.

Figures show borough is still one of the worst authorities in Britain for recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Councillor Robert Donnell

1:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

Basingstoke and Deane continues to be one of the worst performing councils in Hampshire and Britain for recycling.

Campaigners debate plan for a solar farm in Overton

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

Campaigners against a plan to build a solar farm in Overton argue that the proposal is inappropriate and too close to homes.

Basingstoke residents to have their say on borough's green blueprint

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

BOROUGH residents are being invited to have their say on a borough council blueprint for being green.

Schoolchildren learn about sustainable living

Basingstoke Gazette: Aaron Clark, 13 with Nick Hammond and Matthew Howchin

3:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

YOUNGSTERS braved the rain in Basingstoke to learn about building a more sustainable planet.

Saddle up girls and get on your bikes

Basingstoke Gazette: Some of the women who have joined Breeze Network Basingstoke and got on their bikes

10:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

IT started with a handful of women determined to make their lives healthier but nearly two years on, Breeze Network Basingstoke has seen its numbers double.

Wind farm exhibition attracts plenty of interest

Basingstoke Gazette: Darren Cuming, from EDF talks to Jeremy and Maggie Barber, from Longparish

10:00am Monday 30th December 2013

A FURTHER information exhibition on the proposed Bullington Cross wind farm has been held at Whitchurch Parish Hall.

Hotel's efforts are rewarded

Basingstoke Gazette: Tylney Hall

2:00pm Saturday 28th December 2013

TYLNEY Hall has proved that it pays to be green, scooping a silver accreditation in this year's Green Tourism Awards.

Plans to have Basingstoke served by electric taxis move a step closer

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

6:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council has become the first council in Hampshire to support electric cars being used as taxis.

Green milestone reached in Farleigh Wallop

Basingstoke Gazette: FLI Energy and Tamar Energy bosses showed invited guests around the new plant at Farleigh Wallop before Viscount Lymington officially unveiled a plaque

8:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

A GREEN energy company has completed the construction of an anaerobic digester in Farleigh Wallop.

Nature lovers fear for future of wildlife haven

Basingstoke Gazette: Saunders Field

11:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013

NATURE lovers are calling on council chiefs to protect a Basingstoke wildlife haven that is currently earmarked for development.

Schools sign up for Switch-off energy saving scheme

3:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

NINE schools in Basingstoke have signed up to an annual initiative to raise awareness of saving energy at school and at home.

Former mayor looking for green ideas

6:00am Monday 2nd December 2013

DO YOU have an idea on how to make Basingstoke a greener place to live? Then there is somebody who wants to hear from you.

Environmental campaigner: I'd have nuclear power instead of wind farm

Basingstoke Gazette: Douglas Paterson and Hannah Houstin-Lacey

11:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner has said he would prefer to see a nuclear power station rather than wind turbines sited on land south of Whitchurch.

BCoT wins green award

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT's David Moir with the award.

9:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

A BASINGSTOKE college has scooped a national green award for its sustainability initiatives.

Solar farm company criticised by Overton Parish Council

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6:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

A GREEN energy company, which wants to build a solar farm in Overton, has been criticised by the parish council for not allowing enough time for councillors to comment on the proposals.

Council seeking to change rules to allow electric taxis

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3:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

ELECTRIC-powered taxis could soon be a common sight in Basingstoke if the borough council approves a proposed change to its licensing rules.

Hundreds protest against proposed wind farm

Basingstoke Gazette: Sending out an SOS in protest

11:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013

HUNDREDS of people turned out to protest against a planned wind farm south of Basingstoke.

VIDEO: Protest at site of proposed six turbine windfarm at Woodmancott

9:32am Thursday 7th November 2013

HUNDREDS of people turned out to protest against a planned wind farm south of Basingstoke.

Council's solar panel scheme hits problems

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Energy Services Co-op's Martin Heath and Andy Molloy, standing, with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's cabinet member for the environment and climate change Cllr Robert Donnell, next to the Whiteditch solar power system

12:30pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

IT WAS heralded by the borough’s environment chief as a shining example of the council’s commitment to combating climate change.






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