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Objections to Blackcraig power line  

Credit:  by Stuart Gillespie, Galloway News, icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk 16 June 2011 ~~

Nearly 500 objections have been made against the planned link between Blackcraig windfarm and the National Grid.

Scottish and Southern Energy’s plan for 23 365-feet turbines was given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government in March – more than a year after a public inquiry into the proposals had ended.

The following week, SP Transmission applied to Scottish Ministers for permission to install the power lines necessary to link Blackcraig – and the proposed Margree development – to the National Grid.

People were invited to send their thoughts on the proposed link to the Scottish Government as part of the planning process.

And this week a Scottish Government spokesman said there had been 474 representations – all of them objecting to the plans.

He added that while the period for representations had closed, responses from a small number of agencies were still outstanding.

Meanwhile, the council is looking for views on its draft interim planning policy on wind energy development and the accompanying environmental report.

It identifies a number of areas suitable for turbines over 50 metres high using criteria set out by the Scottish Government.

The consultation runs until 5pm on July 22 and the documents can be viewed at libraries, planning offices and www.dumgal.gov.uk/windenergy.

There will be a public meeting in Castle Douglas Town Hall at 7pm on June 22. To book your place or for more information, contact LDP co-ordinator, Development Planning, Rae Street, Dumfries, DG1 1LW or call 030 33 33 3000 and ask for the local development plan co-ordinator. Alternatively, you can e-mail LDP@dumgal.gov.uk

Source:  by Stuart Gillespie, Galloway News, icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk 16 June 2011

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