By Stephen Norris | Daily Record | 20 May 2019 | www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Developers proposing a king-size windfarm in the Glenkens are being invited to a public meeting in New Galloway.
The Royal Burgh of New Galloway and Kells Parish Community Council want Torrs Hill Wind Farm Ltd to justify their scheme.
The company is bidding to erect 12 turbines next to the scenic Rhinns of Kells.
Some machines would be almost 100 metres taller than Blackpool Tower, community councillors heard on Monday.
Chairman Craig Millar told the town hall meeting: “We want a full open public meeting with a presentation by the Torrs Hill Wind Farm project team.
“We have major concerns about this planning application. It will impact our whole community and we need answers to our questions.”
The proposed windfarm site is on the Forrest Estate owned by London-based Fred Olsen Ltd, members heard.
Mr Millar added: “I have no qualms about taking this wider if need be. We do not have the power to do this on our own. We need a far larger and wider group than we have at the moment.
“I would see a group of community councils coming together to do it.”
Local man Michael Ansell said: “A strong signal should be sent from the community to say this is a development that is in no way acceptable.”
URL to article: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/05/21/glenkens-community-councillors-want-meeting-with-developers-of-king-size-windfarm/