WESTERN Isles Council approved the development of two wind turbines at
Clachan on North Uist against the advice of its own planning department.
The Ministry of Defence objected and now Scottish ministers have called in
the plan to be considered by a reporter. The islanders are not happy
because the turbines would be 100 per cent community owned and they claim
the delay will cost them at least £1.5 million.
What a shame.
They had expected a profit of £200,000 a year for 15 years and £485,000 a
year for the last 5 years.
A total of £5.425m which electricity consumers in the UK would be forced to
Why should consumers subsidise this island community of 1,500 people?
This shows quite clearly that wind turbines are all about obtaining the
lucrative subsidies with zero concern about “saving the planet”.
If two wind turbines can make a profit of £5m I shudder to think what the
thousands in the UK, especially Scotland, have added to our electricity bills.
Clark Cross, Linlithgow