[ 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

No Blackcraig inquiry decision yet  

Credit:  by Doug Archibald, Galloway News, icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk 10 February 2011 ~~

There is still no sign of a decision on a windfarm public inquiry held more than a year ago.

The Scottish Government has not been able to shed any light on progress, according to a report before councillors.

The planning, housing and environment services committee is keen to get an answer given that £250,000 of its service reserves are set aside to cover projected costs of the council’s objection.

The inquiry into Scottish and Southern Energy’s proposals for a 23 turbine development at Blackcraig near Balmaclellan closed in December 2009.

The council objection, in February, 2007, triggered the stop go public inquiry which was suspended in April 2008.

The £250,000 is part of service reserves currently standing at £573,340.

Members were also told there is a current underspend of £295,000 on the revenue budget, just £16,000 short of the one per cent savings the department is expected to achieve by the end of the year.

An underspend on staff costs is expected to be around £463,000, up £60,000 since November after vacancies remain unfilled.

And Tony Fitzpatrick, director of economic regeneration, will point out the most significant pressure within the service is an under recovery of income from building warrant fees.

“Due to the current economic conditions it is currently projected that building warrant fee income will be under recovered by £200,000,” he told the committee.

“However, the level of fees generated will continue to be closely monitored.”

Source:  by Doug Archibald, Galloway News, icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk 10 February 2011

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.