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Wind farm objectors speak out against plans at BCC  

Credit:  The Buteman | www.buteman.co.uk 26 July 2012 ~~

More than 30 members of the public attended the Bute Community Council meeting last night, the vast majority concerned over the proposed application for three wind turbines to be located at Ascog Farm.

The application – which is due to be submitted to the council’s planning department sometime in August – is for the erection of three wind turbines.

Ascog resident, Mr John Thomas, said: “People are very concerned and very scared. These turbines will have a detrimental effect on the island. It’s vastly oversized for the proposed areas, the turbines are taller than Nelson’s Column and they’re kinetic – they move.

“It’s got not a lot going for it.”

Also speaking at the BCC meeting in the Pavilion café, Mr Ronald Falconer said: “These turbines will be clearly visible by all visitors coming to Bute, and I’m certain it’ll have an adverse effect on the island’s tourism.

“In addition, there are a number of geese who fly over Ascog and I shudder to think what might happen to them with these three turbines going.”

Mr Tony Harrison told the meeting: “For the last ten or 15 years, there have been instances around the world of sickness caused by wind turbines and this subsonic sound. The countries who’ve noted these instances are now saying that turbines should be located at least 1.5-2km away from residential homes However, these turbines will all be within 1km of over 70 homes!”

Mr John Thomas added: “My wife and I moved to the island three or four years ago, and we came here because it is truly one of the most beautiful places along the west of Scotland. We would like it to stay that way.”

The island’s three councillors declined to comment at the meeting, stating that if they were to offer an opinion at this stage, they might be prohibited from speaking at the Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee where the application will be heard.

Source:  The Buteman | www.buteman.co.uk 26 July 2012

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