An application for 18 x 125 metre/410 feet high wind turbines on land at the
Backwater Reservoir, Glenisla
Scottish Water and ENECO Energy have submitted a planning application for permission to build an industrial wind factory on land at the Backwater Reservoir, Glenisla in the beautiful and unspoilt Angus Glens. The application is for 18 huge wind turbines (125 metre/410 feet to blade tip) plus ancillary works.
If approved, the visual impact of this development would destroy a local beauty spot, located on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, which is popular with anglers, bird watchers, paddlers and walkers alike. Further, it will have a negative impact on visitor numbers and the local businesses which rely on these same visitors for survival.
There are already large numbers of turbines in the area, either operational or consented and many more applications in the pipeline : the cumulative impact, if this application is approved, would result in an unacceptable loss of amenity for residents and visitors alike. In addition, the number and scale of turbines would create intolerable noise disturbance for local residents, coupled with the associated health problems.
Damage to wildlife, bird life and the environment would be catastrophic - blasting of borrow pits, and the use of thousands of tonnes of toxic concrete in the construction phase alone would devastate this beautiful environment which is a sanctuary to so many.
The application is contrary to local planning guidelines : this area of Angus has no capacity for industrial scale wind turbine development.
PLEASE OBJECT TO THIS APPLICATION - CLOSING DATE 20 FEBRUARY 2015
All representations must be made direct to the Energy Consents Unit at the Scottish Government, clearly marked 'Macritch Hill'
Email : 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Energy Consents and Development Unit
5 Atlantic Quay
You should also copy your objection, simultaneously, to Angus Council Planning Dept - their reference number for Macritch is : 15/00047/S36. Their email is email@example.com
There may also be merit in copying in Graeme Dey MSP, to ensure that he is made aware of the strength of feeling. His email address is : 'graeme.Dey.firstname.lastname@example.org'
Grateful if you would share this information as widely as you can - every objection will count.