[ 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

Specialists to assess Angus windfarm bids  

Credit:  By Graham Brown | The Courier | 18 March 2013 | www.thecourier.co.uk ~~

Landscape and acoustic specialists are to be appointed in a bid to deal with the rising tide of windfarm applications in Angus.

With a near five-fold increase in planning bids over just a few years, Angus Council has secured £75,000 of government funding which officials say should help speed up the determination process.

Recent months have seen significant, but mixed outcome developments in the expansion of large scale renewable energy schemes throughout the county.

The district’s first approved large scale windfarm is now clearly visible on the Strathmore skyline as it takes shape on Ark Hill, south of Glamis.

However, two further windfarm proposals by Welsh firm West Coast Energy have been blocked – the latest being the company’s Dodd Hill proposal near Tealing which was vetoed by Angus development standards committee councillors only last week.

At the same time, members were informed how the five-figure grant boost will be used.

Infrastructure services director Eric Lowson’s report said: “The number and complexity of planning applications for wind turbine development received by the council has increased significantly in recent years.

“In 2008 only 13 planning applications for wind turbine developments were submitted to the council, but in 2011 over 60 applications were submitted and numbers remain high.”

Source:  By Graham Brown | The Courier | 18 March 2013 | www.thecourier.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