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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

October 4, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

New Cumnock is being surrounded by windfarms

New Cummock Community Council (NCCC) are ready to do battle against the latest windfarm proposals for the area at Pencloe. Part of their objection is illustrated by the creation of the map, shown right [below], which shows the number of developments which are almost surrounding the community. It was compiled by resident Jerry Mulders who said: “As New Cumnock has, and continues to contribute its part to the provision of electicity for the nation, we feel that the time to . . .

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October 4, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Revised plans for Angus offshore windfarm unveiled

Details of revised plans for a major offshore windfarm near the Angus coast have been revealed for the first time. Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) invited members of the 
public to view the latest proposals for the site, located 10 miles offshore, at a consultation yesterday. The company, which was given exclusive development rights for the site in 2011, had originally submitted plans to build up to 213 turbines but this has now been reduced to 72. The new scheme, . . .

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October 3, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Council fight for cash over rejected windfarm scheme

Perth and Kinross Council is demanding payment from developers behind a rejected windfarm scheme. In a highly unusual move, the local authority has tabled a claim for expenses from the landowner leading the controversial Strathallan project. Council bosses argue they shouldn’t be left out of pocket fighting a turbines plan which – they claim – has no chance of winning. The nine-mast plan at Greenacres, between Comrie and Braco, was rejected by councillors in April and is now the subject . . .

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October 2, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Gilston Hill wind farm rejected for second time

Plans for a wind farm on the same site in the Borders as a project previously rejected by the Scottish government have been refused by councillors. Gilston Hill Wind Farm Ltd wanted to put up seven turbines on land north west of Gilston Farm, near Heriot. A 16-turbine project in the same area – straddling the boundary with Midlothian – was turned down in 2013. Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee unanimously rejected the new plan due to landscape impact concerns. . . .

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September 29, 2017 • Press releases, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine noise seminar review and update

Glasgow, 22nd September 2017 — Presentations: Melvin Grosvenor, Independent Noise Working Group (INWG) M Patrick Dugast, LCF Acoustique Expert, Acoustique et Vibrations Dr John Yelland MA DPhil (Oxon) MInstP FIET MIOA AMASA Professor Mariana Alves Pereira, PhD Melvin Grosvenor, representing INWG and affected communities relayed official responses contained in recent correspondence to concerned residents, from the UK Government, Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), The Scottish Government, Energy and Climate Change Directorate, (ECCD), NHS Ayrshire & Arran (NHS . . .

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September 29, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind farm bid near Hawick slammed as worst yet drawn up

A proposed wind farm at a remote location south of Hawick is one of the most “ill judged and deficient” schemes ever put forward, according to community councillors. Cheshire-based Community Windpower has submitted scoping plans for 46 wind turbines, some up to a maximum height of 200m, to be located on land at Cliffhope, north of Saughtree Station House in Newcastleton and a few hundred yards from the hamlet of Singdean. The development is so large that it will be . . .

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September 27, 2017 • Letters, ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Communities should be able to say no to wind farms

How outrageous that ScottishPower Renewables CEO Keith Anderson is asking for more political support (and our money) for onshore wind in Scotland (“Wind power passes output milestone”, The Herald, September 25). The greed of the wind industry knows no bounds. Not once was the plight of communities targeted by ruthless wind developers even considered. Communities across Scotland are sick and tired of being chucked to the wind industry wolves by a Government which refuses to give them the same ranking . . .

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September 26, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Gilston Hill wind farm site faces second rejection

Councillors are being advised to refuse plans for a wind farm on the same site in the Borders as a project previously rejected by the Scottish government. Gilston Hill Wind Farm Ltd wants to put up seven turbines on land north west of Gilston Farm, near Heriot. A 16-turbine project in the same area – straddling the boundary with Midlothian – was turned down in 2013. Planning officers have advised Scottish Borders Council to refuse the new plan due to . . .

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September 26, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Achlachan Wind Farm given go ahead

Plans to build five turbines on the outskirts of Watten have been given the green light. Whirlwind Renewables has received planning permission to go ahead with construction of Achlachan wind farm. Highland Council approved plans for five turbines, each 115 metres tall. The site is located on moorland south of Mybster to the west of Causewaymire wind farm. According to Whirlwind Renewables’ website, once construction is completed the turbines will provide power to more than 8400 homes and generate up . . .

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September 25, 2017 • ScotlandPrint storyE-mail story

Energy firm calls for political support for more onshore windfarms

ScottishPower has called for political support to develop more onshore windfarms after hitting a record high of power from the sector. After the completion of a £650 million infrastructure project, ScottishPower Renewables has passed the 2,000 megawatt (MW) UK milestone. The company has now called for politicians and regulators to back the development of the industry in Scotland in order to keep up with an anticipated increase in demand. Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower Renewables, said: “It’s now cheaper, easier . . .

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