Monday, 11 January 2016

Marcritch Hill Windfarm Update

Some really good news arrived today. The application for the Macritch Hill Windfarm had been withdrawn by Scottish Water and the organisation has communicated that they have no plans to resubmit. This means that the local beauty spot of the Backwater Reservoir, which is adjacent to Balintore Castle is no longer under threat. Hurrah! 

The development would have been massive with eighteen 125 metre tall wind turbines arranged around the reservoir. My thanks go to everyone who fought against the proposal. I know a number of  individuals who have been absolute heroes, but I will not embarrass them by giving names here. 

5 comments:

  1. Very good news indeed - especially this: "they have no plans to resubmit." That relieves everyone of further anxiety. In my view, all applications should be barred from 'multiple bites at the cherry', especially as those objecting rarely have the same facilities and finance as scheme proposers.

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    1. Agreed, I think an assurance from Scottish Water is worth something, as they did not need to, and it would be very bad form to then volte-face. I would also go along with you in only allowing one bite of the cherry.

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  2. Very glad to hear it. I had just run across the mail I had received from them after the last time writing in. And just to keep it all above board...if I ever get to visit out that way from here in Alabama, I have to have a visit to Balintore!

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    1. You will be made very welcome at Balintore, Laura, if you come all the way from Alabama! :-)

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