Save the Pentlands seek urgent help!

We have had an appeal for help from Save the Pentlands Working Group on behalf of folk fighting against another application for yet another wind farm in West Lothian. The clock is ticking towards the 18th May after which no further objections will be accepted. They are desperate for more objections to tip the balance
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Neighbourhood Notification – Petition

You will all remember Aileen Jackson’s Petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to consider a change in planning regulations to enable an increase in the current neighbour notification distance of 20 metres in relation to wind turbine planning applications. http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/turbineneighbournotification In response to the petition, the Scottish Government agreed to
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Helensburgh Appeal for Help

We have recieved an email (published below) from residents on Helensburgh making an appeal for objections. The Helensburgh wind farm application has reached a critical moment. If you have not already objected, could you do so? And fast. Thanks. Argyll and Bute Council has announced that the deadline for representations is 10th October, with the
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Wind turbines Windmapped….

In our last newsletter, John Mackay (author of Scotland’s Beauty at Risk) took a look at the shortcomings of the currently available data sets on turbine numbers in Scotland. Having seen the inability/unwillingness of the Scottish Government to provide accurate data on how widespread wind turbine developments are, and failings by the industry to provide
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Majority of Blackdog Residents File Objections to Vattenfall EIA

Nearly 90 percent of Blackdog Households Objected to EOWDC Wind Farm Substation Blackdog, Scotland: Just over 60 households objected to the substation Vattenfall proposed to build over an old and contaminated landfill 400 feet away from their homes. As the late October decision day for the Formartine Area Committee nears, the Protect Blackdog movement is
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Wind farm visualisations – consultation starts on revised SNH guidance

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will begin consultation this Thursday (23 May) on new, revised guidance for producing visualisations for proposed wind farms. The consultation will be launched at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. The new guidance describes how wind farm developers should visually represent their proposal in their planning application, including detailed instructions on
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Wind Farm Visualisation

SAS has commented on the launch of consultation on SNH’s revised guidance on windfarm visualisation*. We haven’t see the new draft guidance yet but expect to make a detailed contribution. In the meantime the bible on this subject – and the reason why SNH is revising its guidance – is Alan Macdonald’s Windfarm Visualisation. Perspective
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