[ 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

Wind objectors meet to discuss tactics  

Credit:  Ellon Times, www.ellontimes.co.uk 31 January 2012 ~~

Campaigners against a proposed wind farm development near Auchedly have held a meeting, in order to discuss how best to try and put forward their objections to the scheme.

Over 70 objectors met last Thursday evening in the Aberdeen Arms Hotel, Tarves, in order to marshal their arguments against the plans, which would see four wind turbines nearly 90 metres tall erected at Douglashead Farm, near Tarves.

In his introduction, meeting chairman Martin Sisely expressed his view that the scheme was more of a business venture for its backers, emphasising what he claimed was the subsidy which went towards wind generation. He also expressed road safety concerns over the possibility of ice being thrown by turbine blades, and the potential distracting effect of shadow flicker on drivers.

In the discussion which followed, there was debate over how noise might affect local residents, as well as over the impact of glint and shadow flicker on nearby homeowners. The possible impact on ospreys was also discussed, as was the potential loss of amenity around Haddo House and in terms the view from the Prop of Ythsie.

Not all of those present were objectors, however. An invitation was made by a local farmer with wind turbines of his own for objectors to come and visit his site to judge for themselves the impact which they had.

The closing date for public representations to Aberdeenshire Council is 9 February.

Source:  Ellon Times, www.ellontimes.co.uk 31 January 2012

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.