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

Plans for extension to wind turbines in Aberdeenshire’s green belt halted 

Credit:  By Blair Dingwall | The Press and Journal | 13 May 2015 | www.pressandjournal.co.uk ~~

Plans for an extension to a windfarm in Aberdeen’s green belt were yesterday put to one side.

Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch area committee deferred a decision on the application for a substation and access road to accompany two wind turbines at the Mains of Tertowie, near Kinellar.

The 149ft structures were approved in May 2012 – on the condition they be used to power the applicant’s egg production venture on the farm.

However, the devices were set up before the poultry unit, contrary to the terms of the original planning approval for the site.

The developer has since applied to remove that condition.

In a report to councillors, Aberdeenshire planning spokesman, Bruce Strachan, insisted the matter was “entirely separate” to the substation application before them yesterday.

He added: “Whilst the unlawful nature of the turbines is not condoned, that is being dealt with as another planning matter.

“The proposed development accords with the development plan and there are no material considerations which indicate that permission should be refused.”

However, councillor Martin Ford said it would be “counter-intuitive” to approve the substation at this stage.

He added: “I think that taking the decision to grant this at this stage for something that is operating without planning permission will create public doubts about the planning system.

“They (the turbines) are actually there right now. I’ll move to defer so that this application can be approved alongside applications on the turbines.”

Yesterday’s decision means the substation plans will be considered at the same time as the bid to retain the turbines without the condition tying them the poultry shed.

Source:  By Blair Dingwall | The Press and Journal | 13 May 2015 | www.pressandjournal.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 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