Why we are doing what we are doing

This site has been created because we are concerned about inappropriately large wind turbines.

We are not anti-wind or anti-renewables and we haven't objected to the smaller developments in the area. However, recently there have been projects at various stages of planning that are three and four times the size of any of the turbines that are currently in the area. Unlike the existing Turbine projects, these benefit the few, to the massive detriment of the community.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Plans for Dunfermline to be surrounded by 100m+ (330ft) Wind Turbines

A series of plans have recently been submitted that could see Dunfermline being surrounded by giant Wind Turbines.  Partnership for Renewables, working with The Forestry Commission, announced this week that they are planning approximately 30 turbines, 125m tall at two sites close to Dunfermline at Blairadam and Devilla Forests as well as large single turbines at Dean Plantation, Carnock and Tullylumb, Cardenden. Additionally, London based firm, WindFuture Ltd has recently submitted plans for 4 x 125m turbines at Keirsbeath, Halbeath, not to mention the 100m Turbine at FMC in Pitreavie, upon which work has recently commenced.

Andrew Turner, of the Dunfermline based environmental group, SPOT Fife commented
“Decisions will be made in the coming months by Councillors and Planners which will determine whether or not Dunfermline will be part of a Wind Turbine landscape, surrounded by more than 40 Turbines, each much taller than the Wallace Monument; potentially undermining all the good work done in recent years to attract visitors to the area. It is hoped that Planners and Councillors will see the value in Dunfermline’s ancient heritage and surrounding landscape and reject these unsuitable proposals. 

 “It is disappointing that the tax-payer-funded Forestry Commission appears unconcerned, that their Wind Farm plans affect locations, identified by Fife Council, as being unsuitable for Wind Turbines; and additionally they are located in landscape areas classified as being Areas of Great Landscape Value (AGLVs).”

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