Angus Council have announced a change to the date for the hearing into the Saddle Hill windfarm - a huge development that will affect many living in Angus and Perthshire. Initially this hearing was scheduled for August 4th but has now been deferred until September 15th following a request from the developers Wind Prospect who wish to provide further information to support their application in light of concerns raised about noise and the possible contaimination of private water supplies.
If this is of interest or concern to you then please take note of the new date - this is not one to miss!
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possible warning about potential and actual applications, as well as those which have been approved, refused, or withdrawn.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
A date has now been set for the Angus Development Standards Committee to decide on the Saddle Hill windfarm application.
Planning application 14/01067/FULL for wind turbine close to caravan park, just 750m from the sea-shore.
Wind Prospect and EDF of France move to the next stage in ruining the beauty of the Angus Glens by submitting a planning application (14/00947/EIAM) for 14 wind turbines, each 115m (377ft), on Saddle Hill, north of Kilry.
The proposed site is just to the east of Drumderg wind farm and would be highly visible across wide stretches of Strathmore, with turbines some 35m (111ft) taller than Ark Hill and taller than those at Drumderg!
People from around the Glens are united in their response to this latest threat to the Angus Glens and you can visit their website 'Glen Isla Against Turbines' by visiting http://www.glenislaagainstturbines.com.