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Campaigners’ joy as turbine plan shelved  

Credit:  By Liz Rougvie | Fife Today | Wednesday 30 December 2015 | www.fifetoday.co.uk ~~

Plans to create what would have been the first windfarm of its kind in Scotland on rural farmland near Pitscottie have been abandoned.

Edinburgh-based Temporis Wind had lodged an application with Fife Council for three 46m shrouded turbines on Ladeddie Hill.

But the plans prompted dozens of objections and the MoD expressed its concerns about the possible effect of the turbines on radar in the area.

The turbines, which are manufactured by the American company Ogin International, use a much smaller rotor than a conventional turbine and this is contained within a shroud or cowling system.

Ogin says its design reflects a ‘new approach’ to energy generation.

But the news that Temporis had withdrawn the plans was welcomed this week by opponents.

Gordon Ball, chairman of Cameron Community Council, said :​ “The community was delighted to be informed by Fife Council of the withdrawal of the application as scores of people lodged objections.

“At the same time, given the degree of community engagement with the applicant and his agent, it is disappointing not to have received this news first-hand from the applicant himself, who after all is a neighbour to many in our community. “

And Graham Lang of Scotland Against Spin said: “Irrespective of the MoD objection, I am quite confident that the key issues of landscape and visual amenity would have led the planner towards a recommendation for refusal.”

Source:  By Liz Rougvie | Fife Today | Wednesday 30 December 2015 | www.fifetoday.co.uk

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