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:
Whilst CNPA does not support larger wind farms within its borders, there is a danger that both of Scotland’s 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 won’t pick up on where it is! NEMT is awaiting news of when to object. More info can be found at: http:///

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