Lunanhead Wind Farm
Update 14th January 2014.
The planning application was rejected and also an appeal was rejected. The current status of the proposal is currently being ascertained and will be update here soon.
To see the Planning Status click here:
Update 15 April 2013 Local News on new proposals.
UPDATE: 22nd July 2012
Element Power held an exhibition at Lunanhead hall over the weekend. The information was interesting and there was an opportunity to see how the turbines will look should they go ahead. There are clearly many views for and against these and if you wish to support or object the planning info for Finavon Hill (3 turbines) is application ref 12/00002/EIAS and for St Mary’s Well Wind Farm it is 12/00151/EIASCO – You can search Angus Council here Planning Search
Just returned from a Community Council meeting about a proposed Wind Farm for the Lunanhead area. This proposal is on behalf of Carsegrey estate.
The proposers are Element Power http://www.elpower.com/ There is absolutely nothing about this proposal on their website at this time. Neil Lindsay representing the power company did an excellent job of fending very very sad and negative questioning from the audience. There was no positive questioning at all. The tone was very clearly NOT IN MY BACK YARD !! How closed and short sighted is that for our future generations ?
The tone of questioning from a core of about 4 people out of 20 + was focussed on subsidy, spoiling of the landscape and benefit to the land owner. The subsidy question conveniently ignored the years of subsidy to local farmers and fishermen in years gone by. Did the questioners really think that nuclear power stations are built as investments by private companies ? Subsidies have happened for many a year and will continue for many to come.
There are further open meetings at St Margarets Hall Lunanhead on 21st July 2012 during the morning where the proposed wind farm will be exhibited with lots more information for the community available. Do visit if you can.
There is also a proposal from http://www.kilmacenergy.co.uk/Hill+of+Finavon+Wind+Cluster/
This website is certainly much more informative than the proposed site from Element Power.