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Councillors to visit north-east windfarm site  

Credit:  Written by David Proctor | Aberdeen Journals | 16/11/2017 | www.energyvoice.com ~~

Councillors will cast an eye over the site of a controversial wind turbine project near a north-east village.

Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s local review body are taking part in an unaccompanied visit to Crimond Camp tomorrow morning.

The local authority rejected plans to build the 261ft structure earlier this year.

An appeal was lodged with the Scottish Government, but Inverurie-based energy firm, Farm Energy were told government reporters had “no remit” to begin a review.

A fresh appeal against the original refusal has been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council on behalf of the landowner.

The appeal documents claim the brownfield site is unlikely to be used for anything else, the turbine would be partially hidden by trees and would be an acceptable distance from public roads.

Land owner Gillian Mitchell has said she is willing to wait on the Ministry of Defence carrying on a radar study before forging ahead.

The MOD raised concerns the turbine would cause “unacceptable interference”.

Gordon Murray, who previously objected to the plans, lives near the proposed site and now he is objecting the appeal.

In his letter of objection he said he could already see several turbines from the front window of his home and that he does not want to see anymore.

Mr Murray added: “We are fine with what is there, but please no more and it is a fact that this one is poorly located and will have a visual impact.

“I am also concerned of noise levels as we can often hear the further away turbines, this one being closer would certainly be greater.

“This turbine is too high for this location as it towers above the tree belt and farm buildings, causing significant issues with noise, flicker and outlook from people’s homes.”

Supporters of the proposal said it would help develop unused land and help the Scottish Government’s target of reducing CO2.

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Source:  Written by David Proctor | Aberdeen Journals | 16/11/2017 | www.energyvoice.com

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