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

Residents say windfarm monitoring mast has served its purpose 

Credit:  By Graham Gibson | The Courier | 11 August 2015 | www.thecourier.co.uk ~~

Balbeggie residents have criticised council plans to retain a monitoring mast to help a controversial windfarm application.

Bank Renewables’ original plan for Bandirran Windfarm, east of Balbeggie, would have seen turbines more than twice the height of the Scott Monument installed in rural Perthshire.

Last month the wind energy developer withdrew the plan and instead the Windfall Community Development Trust (WCDT) is considering taking an amended application forward to Perth and Kinross Council.

Approval for the continued use of an existing 80m high wind monitoring mast at Southtown Farm, located two miles east of Balbeggie, is expected to be granted by members of the development management committee next week.

Information obtained from the mast determines the wind available in the location.

Development quality manager Nick Brian said, in light of ongoing discussions with the WCDT, it was “desirable for the mast to remain in place to continue to collect wind data to inform any future application that they may wish to make.”

However, the continued presence of the mast has drawn angry responses from residents who are opposed to the windfarm plans.

John Bell said: “This mast was put in place to gather information for six large wind turbines a couple of years ago.

“The information must now be available or the developer would not have requested permission for the windfarm.

“The mast height is no longer relevant as the windmills are not permitted at this height.

“There is no requirement for this mast to remain in place and it should be removed asap.”

Maureen Bell said: “I consider that this application should be rejected on the basis that the mast should have already served its purpose.

“The whole planning submission has been a very stressful experience for those living nearby to the proposed windfarm monstrosity and no further consideration should be given to anything which would prolong the agony for the community who objected to the development.”

Bank Renewables believed the development would boost employment and training opportunities near the proposed site.

However, the Braes of the Carse Conservation Group had alleged that the proposed six “massive” turbines would have been “out of all proportion” to the surrounding landscape at Bandirran.

If passed by councillors, permission for the monitoring mast will be limited to two years.

Source:  By Graham Gibson | The Courier | 11 August 2015 | 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 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 Funding
   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