Hot off the press …THANK YOU TO SNH!!
We are so grateful for the decision by the SNH to object to the proposed Ardtaraig Windfarm – they simply confirmed to us all what we have been saying all along – that this windfarm proposal would contravene Scottish Planning Policy and destroy and degrade our very precious Kyles of Bute National Scenic Area.
The team at NAW has been busy campaigning against the Ardtaraig Windfarm for over two months.
Here is where we are so far:
– Road signage up throughout the area!
– Over 300 objection letters / plus 400 petition/signatories!
– Advertisements in local newspaper
– Official NAW objection being prepared
We still have a long way to go … but we would like to thank ALL of you in our local communities who have chosen to support us. We cannot thank you enough!
• For full info on this application go to www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
• All supporting documents, including the Environmental Impact Assessment should be available for viewing.
• More reports will be submitted on an ongoing basis.
• The official Deadline for making an objection is September 14, 2018.
To Send an Objection:
www.argyll-bute.gov.uk (limited time)
Argyll & Bute Council
*You must provide your Full Name, Address and Planning Reference 18/01516/PP for your objection to be valid.
Fred Olsen Renewables is planning 11 huge turbines (600 feet in height), a similar height of the new Forth Road Bridge at the Crystal Rig Windfarm, in the Lammermoor Hills.
(Scotland against Spin, July 14, 2018)
As at July 26, 2018, Arlene Knox, Senior Planning Officer, A & B Council has advised us as follows:
1. The planning application for the Ardtaraig Windfarm has been formally submitted
2. For reasons, as yet undisclosed, the planning application is invalid and as is therefore NOT available for public viewing
3. Until the planning application is available for public viewing, the statutory period for filing objections does not begin.
4. The planning application has been identified for reference purposes as:
Christopher Fiddles, a 78 year old artist, who lovingly restored his Georgian home, discovered his home had dropped in value by £100,000 after an energy company was guaranteed approval for 5 turbines up to 400 feet tall.
The value of thousands of homes near wind farms is at risk as the number of onshore turbines increase.
(Ref: Tamara Cohen/Daily Mail )
Arlene Knox, Senior Planning Officer, Argyll & Bute Council, has advised us that it is her understanding, that the application has been sent to Council and should be imminent. Stay tuned for further updates!
Arlene Knox, Senior Planner in charge of the proposed Ardtaraig Windfarm Planning Application has advised us that they are now expecting a Planning Application in May.
Col Glen Council held an open day at The Glendaruel Village Hall on March 11, 2018.
East Renfrewshire Council confirmed that Cumulative noise from a number of wind turbine developments in the area was causing a 9db breach of Planning Conditions.