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Coming to a field near you??

Date: Sun 5th August, 2012.

If you live in Angus, and have not seen this web-site before, read on -but then tell your neighbour!!

People are often surprised and upset when a wind turbine or, worse, a cluster of turbines appears in a field near their home. Current planning regulations do not require you to be notified when a farmer or landowner proposes to plant one of these devices near you, apart from an easily missed couple of lines of generally meaningless small-print in the weekly council notices. This web-site has been set up to give you the earliest possible warning about potential and actual applications, as well as those which have been approved, refused, or withdrawn. There is information about each planning application and advice on How to object.pdf

Click on the 'MAPS' tab at top of page to see how many applications have been made in Angus, then click on the 'Scoping' tab to see how many more are thinking about it.

You may now, if you wish, add your comments about any of the articles on this site by using the green/white button at the foot of the article. If you have any problems using this web-site, please use the 'Contact' tab (above) to let us know.

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Nathro saved!

Date: Thu 16th October, 2014.

Eurowind withdraws application for seventeen 134m turbines.

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Montquhir Farm, Carmylllie - Application for 77m wind turbine refused by Planning Committee.

Date: Tue 7th October, 2014.

Planning approval for a 77m wind turbine on land at Montquhir Farm Carmyllie was refused today on a divided vote by Angus Development Standards Committee.

correct decision

Angus has planning committee procedures which are the envy of many, yet comments made at this meeting of the Developmnt Standars Committee risk undermining its reputation.

Cllr King warned that, by refusing an application which had been recommended for approval by planning officers, the committee took the risk of the applicant appealing to the Scottish Government Reporter with consequential financial risks.

This is the second time that this "warning" has been made this year by the same councillor. Presumably the committee should simply rubber-stamp all planners' recommendations, ignoring the possibility that important considerations might have been overlooked or ignored. It should not be forgotten that consideration for people comes far below that for landscape and ancient monuments in the planning hierarchy of factors to be considered.

Cllr Duff referred to objectors as "vexatious" and some objections as "trivial".

Comments like this, from the vice-convener of the planning committee, do nothing to reassure the public that fair consideration is given to their concerns about an application. People do not voice their objections before Development Standards Committee unless they have serious concerns.

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Over Finlarg (Frawney) application for 92.5m turbines refused.

Date: Thu 2nd October, 2014.

oh dear !

Angus Council planning officers have, under delegated powers, refused Polar Energy's application (14/00442/EIAL) to erect four 92.5m wind turbines on land at Over Finlarg. This would have replaced an earlier application (13/00532/EIAL) for five 80m turbines located, with one exception, in identical places.

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Easter Balgillo Farm applies for 61m wind turbine

Date: Fri 22nd August, 2014.

Latest addition to the A90 turbine tourist trail!

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Glenskinno back again.....

Date: Thu 31st July, 2014.

.....this time for a 41.8m wind turbine, described as a 're-application!'.

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Ascurry - A Perverse Decision!

Date: Fri 20th June, 2014.

Approval by Planning Committee to allow 77m turbine just 540m from a home.

This must surely rank as one of the most perverse planning decisions in Angus, made not by planning officers but by councillors, a sub-committee of the Development Standards Committee.

not a dandelion clock!
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A90 Turbine Tourist Trail - Gateway to Angus!

Date: Sat 18th January, 2014.

Following the runaway success of the turbine touts in attracting tourists to the Angus coastal routes with their plans for huge turbines on every farm, we feel that the potential benefits of turbine tourism along the A90 should not be underestimated.

Leaving Dundee on the A90 it is clear how deprived are the Dundee residents. Not a turbine in site, apart from Michelin! It is only when clearing Powrie Brae that the benefits bestowed upon Angus become clear.

Use the '+ -' symbols on the left to change scale and the 'arrow' symbols (or click and drag) to travel round the map. Click on any turbine for more information.

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