[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • 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

MoD raises objections to major windfarm at Mormond Hill  

Credit:  By Jamie Buchan, The Press and Journal, www.pressandjournal.co.uk 7 December 2011 ~~

The Ministry of Defence has objected to contentious plans for a major windfarm at a rural Buchan landmark.

Proposals to put up 12 turbines on the slopes of Mormond Hill, between Strichen and Fraserburgh, have already divided opinion.

Developer Muirden Energy claims the 330ft masts would generate enough power for thousands of homes and could pump around £50,000 into local projects each year.

But campaigners who launched their own action group to fight the plan say the masts will destroy one of the north-east’s most spectacular sites.

Now the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the recently launched property arm of the MOD, says it cannot support the scheme as it could cause “unacceptable interference” to radar equipment at RAF Buchan, 14miles away.

Muirden’s application for planning consent is being considered by Aberdeenshire Council officials and is likely to be brought before local councillors in the new year. Planners have received 10 letters about the scheme, including six opposing it.

The Strichen Community Park Company has also objected to the plan.

The Turbine-Free Mormond Hill campaign group held a series of public meetings last month to raise their concerns about the plan.

Source:  By Jamie Buchan, The Press and Journal, www.pressandjournal.co.uk 7 December 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter