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Fairlie group’s cheeky challenge over wind turbines  

Credit:  Largs & Millport Weekly News | 9 Oct 2013 | www.largsandmillportnews.com ~~

Fairlie community councillor David Telford has stepped up his crusade to stop the giant wind turbine construction site at Hunterston

A Fairlie campaigner has made a serious bid to get a grant from the SSE company in order to mount a legal challenge against them.

In a letter to Fairlie Community Trust who are handing out £12,500 of SSE money as community funds from the Hunterston wind turbine site Mr David Telford has stated:

“North Ayrshire Council freely admit that the wind turbines currently under construction at Hunterston breach every planning condition known. Nevertheless, the development was controversially given planning consent on the questionable basis that this was supposedly a five year long ‘experiment’ and that as such normal wind farm regulations and restrictions did not apply.

However, the ethos of any experiment is that it will be abandoned as soon as it becomes apparent that the experiment itself has become dangerous. The risk to human health from the close proximity of large wind turbines is now a well established and universally accepted fact. Hence, the recent European Court ruling that the UK had breached the Aarhus Convention by deliberately withholding wind turbine information.

NAV-OV (North Ayrshire Vandalised Our Village) are of the view that the dangers of the Hunterston turbines are now self evident and that this ghastly experiment should cease forthwith and the turbines be immediately removed to their intended, permanent position far out at sea.

Villages such as Fairlie and Millport receive, by way of local amenities, only a tiny fraction of the council tax that they pay to North Ayrshire Council for that specific purpose. It is, therefore, arguable that the small community benefit arising from the Hunterston wind turbines will only finance those facilities that N.A.C. should already be providing in the first place!

If any of your readers are willing to add their name as a supporter of the aims and objectives of NAV-OV, then please contact the undersigned by email at telforddavid@hotmail.com

Full letter and story in the Largs & Millport Weekly News of October 9, 2013

Source:  Largs & Millport Weekly News | 9 Oct 2013 | www.largsandmillportnews.com

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