[ 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

‘Sign up to petition’ call over 19-turbine plans for hillside  

Credit:  By Ann-Marie Parry, The Press and Journal | www.pressandjournal.co.uk 22 June 2012 ~~

Protesters will get the chance to put their names to a petition tomorrow against a proposed windfarm on a Moray hillside.

Developer Vento Ludens wants to erect 19 turbines at Brown Muir, three miles outside Rothes, off the A941 Elgin to Rothes road.

With each turbine measuring up to 410ft, concerns have been raised over the visual and environmental impact of the project.

Due to the scale of the development, the plans have been submitted to the Scottish Government instead of Moray Council, but the local planningcommittee will still be consulted.

Fochabers and Lhanbryde councillor Sean Morton is not opposed to the plans, but hopes that the views of Moray residents will be heard by Scottish ministers.

He said: “I have had nobodytellmethat they are in favour of the proposed windfarm.

“There are a whole host of issues, such as the visual impact of the proposals and the potential noise of the development.

“I hope the Scottish Government will listen to the views of the council and I hope that the council will listen to people like my constituents, but that remains to be seen.”

German company Vento Ludens submitted its plans to the Scottish Government earlier this month.

The estimated energy output of the farm would generate enough electricity for 34,226 homes.

Peter Docherty, appointed by Vento Lundens to lead the community engagement process, said: “We have carried out extensive community consultation as part of the process and the views from that have been included in the planning documents.

“People have the right to get together and express their views.

“All we would ask is that they read all the information that is available about the project on our website and in local libraries.”

A public event being held to organise protests and a petition against the Brown Muir proposals will be held at Plainstones, High Street, Elgin, on Saturday

Source:  By Ann-Marie Parry, The Press and Journal | www.pressandjournal.co.uk 22 June 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.