[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Comhairle decision 'no surprise' to MWT 

Moorland Without Turbins said this week that the Comhairle’s decision to back the Lewis Wind Power proposals came as ‘no surprise’ to them.

A spokesperson told the ‘Gazette’: “I don’t think the decision came as a surprise, as everyone is aware that certain sections of the Comhairle have committed themselves to this project, regardless of the feelings of the people, or other considerations.

“It was still shocking though, to hear the councillors supporting LWP, recognise the damage it would do to the Lewis communities, and make comparisons with ‘bad neighbour developments’, only in this case affecting the environment of the majority of the population, but go on to say it was justified in the interests of the islands.

“In contrast, it was very moving to hear the words of the councillors who spoke up for the affected communities, and I think Murdo Macleod deserves particular recognition for the effort he personally put into establishing the views of his Stornoway ward, and to report that over 70% were opposed to the project.

“In the long term, it is important to remember that the Comhairle are only a consultee, and our main concern now is the Scottish Executive and the issues they are taking onboard in the decision making process.

“We think a public inquiry is highly likely given the unresolved planning issues, especially relating to European Law, and think that ultimately these schemes will end up in the European Court.

“On this basis we would agree with the Comhairle, that the Scottish Executive should make a quick decision, and the only one which it can make quickly, given the mess we now find ourselves in, is to refuse this application, and let the island get on with its life.”


23 February 2007

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 educational 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 Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

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


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky