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Landscape experience may be ruined by "˜industrial structures'  

The Little Law windfarm inquiry heard from a town and country planner who also predicts turbines could take over the scenic spot, shatter the area’s “tranquillity” and dwarf the Ochil Hills.

Repeating the sentiments of many in various inquires before him, David Tyldesley, an Edinburgh-based planner of 40 years experience, some of it dealing with windfarms, stated: “The experience of the landscape on the hill tops would change dramatically, from a perceived experience of tranquillity, peacefulness, remoteness and to some extent wildness, to one dominated by the presence of very tall man-made industrial structures, with their moving blades, which would be alien to the landscape.”

But he added: “If permitted, a condition should be imposed to require details of the turbines to be submitted to the council for approval and the overall height of the turbines should be substantially reduced to minimise the potentially dominating effect on landform, the visual impact described and the potential effect of dwarfing the Ochil Hills.”

Also appearing at the inquiry was Dick Bowdler, a “noise consultant” who had carried out his own assessments.

He stated: “I have been a supporter of renewable energy for nearly 40 years but I also believe that people have the right to be protected from unreasonable levels of noise.”

After carrying out his own assessments, Mr Bowdler concluded the noise from the turbines would cause some nearby properties to suffer major or significant loss of amenity. He added walkers using a, currently quiet, local footpath between Coulshill and Glendevon could also experience significant intrusion from the windfarm.

GreenPower’s proposals to erect 14 turbines at Little Law, a site located in the Ochil Hills between Glendevon and Dunning, was knocked back by the council in 2005.

The power company appealed the council’s decision, triggering the public inquiry.

It has now concluded and a decision will be issued later.

Feb 6 2007

icperthshire

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