Backwater Windfarm Application

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Backwater Windfarm Application

Postby joncook » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:53 pm

An application has been lodged with the Scottish Government to build 18 wind turbines, 125m (410ft) in height along the eastern side of Backwater reservoir and up into the rising land between Glen Taitney and Glen Damff, less than a thousand metres from the Cairngorm National Park. This is described as Macritch Hill Wind Farm. The area is used by Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle, Osprey, Goshawk, Peregrine, Black Grouse and Crossbills amongst many other species. The developers environmental assesment estimates that in the 25 year life of the turbines 3 Golden Eagles, 2 Peregrines, 2 Ospreys and up to 1 Sea Eagle will be killed. This apparently is deemed acceptable. More information:

https://planning.angus.gov.uk/online-ap ... GN0CF07200
http://www.glenislaagainstturbines.com/
http://www.acwag.org.uk/

Representations must be made to the Scottish Government with a copy to Angus Council by 20th February.
Jon

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