[ 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

Kenly Landscape Protection Group set up to fight St Andrews University’s windfarm plans  

Credit:  By Jonathan Watson, The Courier, www.thecourier.co.uk 15 September 2011 ~~

Plans by St Andrews University to construct wind turbines on the outskirts of the town are facing growing opposition from locals.

Residents from Boarhills, Dunino and Kingsbarns have united to protest at proposals by the institution to construct six turbines at Upper Kenly Farm.

A Kenly Landscape Protection Group (KLPG) has been formed. Members claim the turbines would “industrialise” the landscape and detract from the setting of the villages, and believe the number goes against guidelines set out by Fife Council.

John Goodwin, a Boarhills resident and spokesman for KLPG, told The Courier: “Opposition is growing to the university’s application. Turbines of this scale have a massive visual impact over a huge area on residents and visitors alike and the impact on Fife’s biggest industry – tourism – cannot be ignored.

“Golf brings thousands to Fife. The turbines could be seen over St Andrews from the Links and from other courses in the area, completely altering the amenity and the visitor experience.

“We are intent on making the local inhabitants of St Andrews and nearby villages more aware of the magnitude of this scheme and the damage it would inflict on east Fife.”

Each proposed turbine would be 100ft high, with the site sitting around four miles outside of St Andrews itself.

Although campaigners believe the turbines could impact on the St Andrews skyline, the university rejects this.

Scottish Natural Heritage has withdrawn an objection to the planning application, having originally shared the views of KLPG members.

A university spokesman said, “We welcome all views and are very grateful for the support and encouragement we have received from many individuals in the community so far.

“However, the claims made about the visibility of the proposed turbines from St Andrews are simply not true.

“At the very most, the extreme tip of one blade on one of the turbines may be visible from the far end of the beach on a very clear day.”

Source:  By Jonathan Watson, The Courier, www.thecourier.co.uk 15 September 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.