The Telegraph has today published an article pointing out the positive benefits for Scotland which will result from the changes being made to onshore wind subsidies.
Click HERE to read about "Rural Scotland's delight at windfarm subsidy axe"
Today's Courier - Protesters accuse windfarm developer of treating Angus community like "country bumpkins"
Read all about it HERE
Perth and Kinross Council become the latest in a long list of statutory consultees who OBJECT to the industrial wind turbine development at Macritch Hill (Backwater Reservoir). Councillors voted today to accept the recommendation of the Development Quality Manager and send a clear message to Scottish Water and ENECO that their plans are unacceptable.
Surely it is time for this application to be withdrawn?
Click HERE to read the article in today's Telegraph
Perth and Kinross council's Development Quality Manager has written a report which recommends that the Development Management Committee OBJECT to the Macritch Hill proposal.
Whilst the Macritch Hill industrial wind turbine development is not in Perth and Kinross, the Council are statutory consultees. The report clearly states that the development is contrary to the Local Development Plan and the "location, dominance, scale and layout of the proposed wind farm on its own would result in unacceptable visual impacts". Furthermore, the development in relation to existing and consented wind farms in the area would "give rise to unacceptable cumulative visual impacts".
The Development Management Committee meet on the 10th of June
The report can be read HERE
Wind Prospect, the Saddlehill developers have submitted additional information to both Angus Council and Perth and Kinross Council.
Click HERE to read the Addendum. Have a look at page 52 and the map which shows the position of the turbines - existing, consented and proposed - in relation to the homes of the good people of Kilry.
Just because the nose limits are within the "acceptable" range as far as the ETSU-R-97 regulations are concerned does NOT mean they are in any way acceptable to people living in a previously quiet and peacefully rural setting.
It has come to light that Historic Scotland is yet another consultee to have major concerns over the Saddlehill industrial wind turbines application. Although they have not made a formal objection they say it would have a significant adverse impact on various monuments. Their report is highly critical.
Historic Scotland call for four turbines to be withdrawn or re-sited. WE BELIEVE THE ENTIRE APPLICATION SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN.
Click HERE to read their report