[ 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

North Lanarkshire Council reject Shotts wind farm extention  

Credit:  Mar 13 2013 by Graham Miller, Wishaw Press | www.wishawpress.co.uk ~~

Councillors last week rejected an application to extend a wind farm on the outskirts of Shotts.

The proposal to increase by 11 the number of turbines at Black Law wind farm was put before councillors on the North Lanarkshire Council planning committee last Wednesday, (March 6).

Due to the size of the project, the final decision on the extension will be made by Scottish ministers.

However, with local authority councillors deciding to object to the plans, the development will not have to go to a public inquiry.

At the meeting councillors on the planning committee voted ten to six against the Scottish Power Renewables’ proposals to extend Black Law wind farm.

There are currently 54 wind turbines at the existing site, with a further 23 being installed next year and Scottish Power Renewables has proposed to erect a further 11 on the Allanton farm development.

North Lanarkshire Council received 334 letters in response to the proposals from residents, councillors and MSPs.

Many raised concerns about the impact on the landscape and wildlife, proximity to existing homes and the noise from the turbines.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: “Scottish Ministers are aware that the planning committee of North Lanarkshire Council were considering their response to the Black Law extension application. Ministers await the formal response from North Lanarkshire Council and, when this is received, will determine whether it is appropriate to call a public inquiry.”

A spokesman for Scottish Power Renewables said the company is disappointed by the council’s decision.

He said: “We are disappointed by the North Lanarkshire Council planning committee vote, as we believe our proposal meets all of the relevant planning criteria.

“Our projects are based on years of detailed investigations and widespread consultation and this development has already been modified in response.

“Should the application now be decided by public inquiry, we will put forward a strong case for the development.”

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council confirmed the committee has decided in favour of submitting an objection to the proposal.

Source:  Mar 13 2013 by Graham Miller, Wishaw Press | www.wishawpress.co.uk

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