Another great turnout on Wednesday night for the Linfairn windfarm information evening. A packed hall with an extremely positive and energetic presentation led by our Chairman, Bill Steven! A few people let us know they would not be able to make it along, so we have put a copy of the presentation online. to access this and remind yourself how far we have come please click here.
Most people at the meeting were able to sign an objection letter for the massive South Kyle Windfarm near Dalmellington. Anyone who didn’t get a chance can now object online (it’s really simple – you only need to complete your name and address in order to do this). It would be great to show support for our neighbours over the hill who, like us are getting swamped with applications.
Finally, following some discussion on the night, we have posted the SNH / South Ayrshire Council Landscape Wind Capacity Study. This is a key document, which couldn’t have come at a better time for us so it is well worth taking a look as it will certainly form one part of our upcoming objection. To help you find the relevant section, Linfairm windfarm is proposed on the following landscape types:
CHARACTER TYPE 13: INTIMATE PASTORAL VALLEYS: Within the Water of Girvan Valley, ‘the assessment found no scope for the large and medium typologies (turbines>50m) to be accommodated’
CHARACTER TYPE 17C: FOOTHILLS WITH FOREST AND WIND FARM: ‘There is very limited scope for the large typology (turbines >70m) to be accommodated within this landscape. Turbines should be well set back from the more sensitive outer edge of these foothills to avoid significant impact on the ‘landmark’ hills’ (eg Genoch inner hill) ‘…which form highly visible containing edges to the smaller-scale settled Stinchar and Girvan Water valleys’.
Thanks again for all your support! As always, let us know if you have any questions, and keep looking out for further information and dates regarding the Linfairn windfarm application.