[ 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

Fight against wind turbine is continuing  

Credit:  The Berwickshire News | 13 September 2013 | www.berwickshirenews.co.uk ~~

A local councillor is fighting a plan to site a 56 metre high wind turbine at Blackcastle Hill in the Innerwick area near Dunbar.

The Dunbar Community Development Company has appealed to Scottish Ministers against East Lothian Council’s decision to refuse consent for the structure on Blackcastle Hill.

The 500kW wind turbine would be wholly community owned with all profits being disbursed through a community investment fund for the Dunbar and East Linton ward. It is estimated that around £4 million would be available for local projects over the 20 year life of the turbine.

Councillor Michael Veitch, Conservative member for Dunbar and East Linton, has written to the Directorate for Planning Appeals making the case as to why the council’s decision should not be overturned. His strong objection stated that the application was opposed by East Lammermuir Community Council following a survey of local residents which showed the majority of local people who responded were against the wind turbine.

Councillor Veitch said the plan was rejected by a unanimous vote of the planning committee in May with 14 in favour of refusal and none against.

He explained that the site lay within the Lammermuir Hills Area of Great Landscape Value and was very close to the Oldhamstocks Conservation Area.

Source:  The Berwickshire News | 13 September 2013 | www.berwickshirenews.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

 Follow: