[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind firm 'bewildered' by delay  

The firm behind proposals to develop a wind farm in the Galloway hills said it was “absolutely bewildered” at the latest delay in the planning process.

It came after planning councillors decided to hand the Blackcraig plans to the full council to make a ruling.

Scottish and Southern Energy Project Manager John Thelmis said he was surprised by the further delay.

Committee member Joan Mitchell said she believed it was the best way to deal with the 23-turbine application.

It will be the fourth time the plans have gone to committee.

Mr Thelmis said he felt the application could have been decided more quickly.

“It does seem a nonsense that they put it back to the planning and environment committee only for it to then decide that they need to put it to a full council meeting,” he said.

“We felt that the policy position between the structure plan and the local plan had been clarified and that was sufficient for members to make a decision.

“We are absolutely bewildered that the process goes on.”

Cllr Mitchell, however, said she believed the decision was correct.

“I am much happier that it comes to full council and gives every councillor the opportunity to have their say and have their vote,” she said.

“I think it would have been silly for the same councillors to have voted for a second time.”


This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.