[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind turbines plan backed by councillors  

Two new wind turbines in Alvah have come a turn closer.

Plans for the erection of turbines at Strath of Brydock, Alvah, for the Grampian Country Food group, were given the nod by the Banff and Buchan area committee of Aberdeenshire Council.

They will now be referred to Scottish Ministers for a final decision.

Fifty-six representations from nearby residents and from across the North-east, supporting the scheme, were sent to council planners after the application was advertised as a departure from the local plan.

One of these was an environmental consultants’ report backing the applicant’s position in relation to nearby Inchdrewer Castle.

Historic Scotland objected because of the impact on Inchdrewer, 800 metres away, and will now be notified of the committee’s recommendation.

Plans to build the two 100 metre high wind turbines near the unoccupied, A-listed Inchdrewer Castle were backed by councillors in April ““ in the face of warnings by residents that the development would have an impact on tourism, road safety, wildlife and house prices.

Two objectors who live close by, at Strath of Brydock, Alvah, said the only people who would benefit would be the owners of the Mill of Brydock site, Grampian Country Food Group.

One of the residents presented councillors with a 35-name petition to back their argument.

A spokesman for Grampian Country Food Group said that money raised from the energy generated would benefit the local community.

The supply from the turbines would help subsidise the income of the site-owning farm, and power generated will be used for the mill, the spokesman claimed.

The applicant is in the name of A.J. Duncan, of Muirden, Turriff.

Banffshire Journal

30 May 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 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

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: