[ 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

Public inquiry over windfarm begins  

Credit:  By Gary Cruden, The Press and Journal, www.pressandjournal.co.uk 18 August 2010 ~~

A public inquiry examining controversial plans to build a windfarm on Donside has started.

Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Marr area committee unanimously threw out plans for a seven-turbine scheme near Cushnie, Alford, last year after they attracted hundreds of objections from the public.

The plans were put forward by Cushnie Wind Energy in 2008, which says the windfarm would produce enough energy to provide power for 5,500 homes and reduce carbon emissions by more than 25,000 tonnes a year.

Scottish Government reporter Timothy Brian will weigh up the evidence presented to him about the “landscape and visual impact” the scheme will have before reporting his findings to ministers, who will then decide whether or not to approve the windfarm.

The inquiry is expected to run into next week.

Nearly 600 letters were received by Aberdeenshire Council from objectors, who were concerned that the 410ft turbines on Pressendye Hill would harm local wildlife.

They also voiced fears that the scheme would affect the view of the scenic countryside spot, which lies three miles from the border with Cairngorms National Park.

Only 28 people wrote in support of the plans.

The national park authority noted an objection to the scheme, and two protest groups – Stop Turbines on Pressendye (SToP) and Cushnie Wind Action Group – were also formed.

The inquiry will continue at MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland, today.

Source:  By Gary Cruden, The Press and Journal, www.pressandjournal.co.uk 18 August 2010

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.