[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

John Muir Trust opposes wind turbines near ‘sacrosanct’ Cairngorms National Park  

Credit:  18 January 2014 | www.thecourier.co.uk ~~

The UK’s leading wild land conservation charity, the John Muir Trust, has objected to plans for the 17-turbine Nathro Hill windfarm at the head of Glen Lethnot, near the Cairngorms National Park.

Developer Eurowind’s plans to build at Garrogie in the Careston Estate are with Scottish ministers.

The trust’s policy officer John Low has written to the Scottish Government and said the area around the Cairngorms National Park is “sacrosanct” and that the trust bases its objection “on our wild land and renewable energy policies”.

“The suitability of the site for development has not been adequately proven, with the landscape and visual impacts being unwarranted within the area and having significant 
levels of intrusion in surrounding areas,” he said.

Bird charity RSPB Scotland withdrew its objection after concerns over the impact on golden eagle populations were addressed, and the Ministry of Defence also withdrew its objection, which was based on technical issues.

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland is still opposed to the project, however, due to concerns over the 61-Megawatt development’s impact on the nearby Munros and Corbetts.

Source:  18 January 2014 | 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.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial 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 Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.