[ 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

Judge rejects attempt to block Speyside wind farm  

Credit:  By John Robertson, www.scotsman.com 13 June 2012 ~~

A judge has rejected an attempt to block a 59-turbine wind farm close to the Cairngorms National Park.

The farm on the Glenfiddich Estate near Dufftown, Moray, was recommended by a reporter after a public inquiry in 2010, and approved by the Scottish ministers, in the face of objections from a group, the Speyside Business Alliance.

One of the group, William Grant & Sons Distillers, sought a judicial review of the decision to grant consent to Dorenell Ltd (UK) to build the farm, extending to 21.5 square kilometres, about two kilometres from the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

The Court of Session in Edinburgh heard that the inquiry reporter had concluded that the farm would make a significant contribution towards meeting and surpassing national renewable energy targets.

In his view, the effects on the national park were acceptable.

Grant argued to Lord Malcolm that the reporter had decided that there was a need for the farm at the site, and then was “anxious not to find too many things in the way of consent.”

If the balancing exercise involved a set of scales, the firm contended, the reporter “proceeded on the basis that the question of need held down one set of the scales.”

However, Lord Malcolm dismissed the claim. He said: “(The reporter’s) view was that ‘the landscape in the area has the capacity to absorb the proposals.’ I see no sound basis for assuming that this judgment has been tainted or influenced by the decision on need.”

Source:  By John Robertson, www.scotsman.com 13 June 2012

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

 Follow: