© Reay Area Wind Farm Opposition Group
HOW TO OBJECT
A planning application for a wind farm at Limekiln, Reay, Caithness was submitted to the Scottish Government during December 2012. This development of twenty-four turbines, with maximum heights of 126 and 139 metres to blade tip, will be highly visible from many parts of Caithness and further afield.
The number, height and movement of the turbines together with their siting just 1.5 km south of the village of Reay will combine to make the wind farm an overwhelming and dominating presence. This will blight the lives of many residents and impact significantly on the wider community. To get an idea of what Limekiln will look like, consider the Baillie Windfarm that is nearing completion, with twenty-one turbines which are only 110 metres high.
You may consider that an objection will be wasted effort, as the planning consent will be ‘rubber stamped’, however, the Spittal community fought against the windfarm planned for Spittal Hill and were successful in their campaign.
You may have submitted an objection already, but it is vitally important that you make your views known separately to both the Highland Council in Inverness and the Government’s Energy Consents Unit. You may have already signed a petition against the development but this is for local council use and will only be counted as one objection, thus it is important that you submit separate objection letters. It is vital that local opinion is taken into consideration when the application is decided.
The closing date for comments and objections was originally 15th March 2013, however this date has been extended. The application will now be considered by Highland Council in September 2013,
If you are concerned about the development we urge you to OBJECT now.
You can do this by:
1. Writing your own letter or sending an email (please use the word ‘OBJECT’ in your letter otherwise it is just treated as a comment, put your name in block capitals and sign and date your letter); or
2. Use the enclosed forms, and, if possible, please add your own comments so that it is treated as an individual objection. If you don’t need the enclosed forms please pass them on to others to use.
Copies of your objection should be sent to both of the following:
Please get your family, relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to object. The best way to stop this development is local opposition.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – PLEASE OBJECT NOW!
The Scottish Government,
Energy Consents Unit,
4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay,
GLASGOW, G2 8LU.
(quote Limekiln, Reay, Caithness)
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