LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Veitch continues to hit out over community turbine appeal 

Credit:  East Lothian Courier | 9 Sep 2013 | www.eastlothiancourier.com ~~

A Dunbar councillor has written to the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals after an application for a community wind turbine near the town was appealed to the Scottish Government.

Councillor Michael Veitch, depute leader of East Lothian Council, is unhappy about Dunbar Community Energy Company’s decision to pursue its bid for the turbine on Blackcastle Hill, after the local authority’s planning committee had unanimously rejected it at a meeting in May. Last week, he criticised the move, saying it was “deeply undemocratic”.

DCECo hit back, saying it was “bemused” by Mr Veitch’s stance and adding: “We shall continue to follow the planning process to its end point, which leaves the Scottish Government as the ultimate arbiter.

“If the councillor has a problem with that he should perhaps seek to amend any proposer’s right to appeal as enshrined in Scottish planning policy and not seek to limit this right only when it suits his own interest.”

Mr Veitch has now written to DPEA outlining the case for why the council’s decision should not be overturned.

He says the application was opposed by the local community council and residents; opposed unanimously by the committee; would be in a “highly visible” position close to the Lammermuir Hills Area of Great Landscape Value and Oldhamstocks Conservation Area; and is contrary to council policy on smaller wind turbines.

In his submission, he adds: “I am concerned that authorising this development would set a dangerous precedent and encourage other developers to bring forward wind turbine applications which are contrary to the council’s planning guidance and capacity study.”

Source:  East Lothian Courier | 9 Sep 2013 | www.eastlothiancourier.com

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 educational 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 Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky