Wind Farms, Wind Farms
NEMTs General Council is supportive of renewable energy and has limited comment
to make on the efficiency or otherwise of the various ways by which it can be
produced. Concerns relate to proposals which, if they go ahead, would lead to
intrusion into important tracts of wild land. On this basis, the General Council
is concerned about two possible developments:
- Allt Duine
- Npower Renewables has put forward proposals for a major wind farm on the
southern slopes of the Monadhliath, just north of Kincraig. In addition to
the impact this development would have on the Monadhliath, the turbines would
be highly visible from an arc stretching from the Cromdale to the Giack hills.
This, of course, includes the whole northern side of the Cairngorms plateau.
The access road would be within the National Park boundary. NEMT has signed
a petition and has written to the Scottish Government objecting to this proposal.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) also opposes the development.
For further info visit: www.savemonadhliathmountains.com
- Whilst CNPA does not support larger wind farms within its borders, there
is a danger that both of Scotlands National Parks will become surrounded
by developments which are visible from the remoter areas within their boundaries.
There is a real need for buffer zones.
- Clach Liath
- Falck Renewables is considering putting forward formal proposals for a large
wind farm on the south eastern slopes of Ben Wyvis. This would be highly visible
from many hills to the south and west and would, effectively, industrialise
the mountain. The proposed site stretches east from Meall na Spereig. Interestingly
the company has chosen to call the site Clach Liath, a name which only appears
on the OS 1:25k map. Perhaps this is in hope that people wont pick up
on where it is! NEMT is awaiting news of when to object. More info can be
found at: http:///windfarmaction.wordpress.com/?s=clach+liath
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