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Calls for public meeting on failed Rosneath Peninsula wind farm project  

Credit:  Helensburgh Advertiser | 23 Sep 2013 | www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk ~~

A call has been made for directors of the trust behind the ill-fated plan for a wind farm on the Peninsula to attend a public meeting.

The request for a meeting was made at a meeting of Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council last week after resident Rodney Snook made an attack on Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

Mr Snook, who was an outspoken opponent of plans to site five 92.5-metre turbines on the Peninsula, then submitted a written request, signed by 21 residents, to the community council chairman asking for a public meeting to be called within 14 days.

He said the community council was required to do this under the terms of its constitution.

Mr Snook told the Advertiser: “There are many unanswered questions concerning the trust and the wind farm proposals and we need answers.”

The request for a meeting reads: “We the undersigned being resident within the Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council area call for a public meeting on the subject of the failed project to provide a Community Wind Farm. We request that, Community Councillors, directors of the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust and directors of Cove Community Wind Farm Ltd, be invited to attend and explain their actions in pursuance of this project and the reasons for premature cancellation of the planning application.”

Community Council chairman Nick Davies confirmed the request had been made and he would contact the Trust.

The controversial proposal for a community wind farm on the peninsula was to have been subject to a planning hearing in Helensburgh this month.

But as the Advertiser revealed in August, the plan was withdrawn by the trust after they failed to reach the necessary signed agreements with farmers who own the land earmarked for the turbines.

Mr Snook told the Advertiser he wanted to raise a variety of questions, including some about funding for the wind farm and how the money was spent.

When the Advertiser contacted trust convener Murdo MacDonald on Friday, he said he had just returned from holiday and had no idea a request for a meeting had been made.

He said: “I have just returned and am out of the loop, so can’t make any comment on that at this stage.”

Source:  Helensburgh Advertiser | 23 Sep 2013 | www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk

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