Keirs Hill Public Inquiry – have you been missed?

depaThe Scottish Government announced there is to be a Public Local Inquiry into Keirs Hill Wind Farm. Everyone who responded to the Application ought to have been contacted. If you wrote, emailed or sent a post card commenting on the Application and have not been contacted please let us know, even if you do not wish to take part in the Inquiry.

We are aware that some people have not been contacted who should have been and we want to help the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) by letting them know who has not been included. It may well be an administrative error or some addresses have been lost when the system was upgraded. Either way it is important that all those who responded should be given the opportunity to speak or add to their comments if they wish. Please email us at

If you have received an invitation to take part we would urge you to do so. This is the last chance to defeat the Keirs Hill proposal. The more voices the Reporter hears the more impact our objection will have. If you would like help or advice with your submission – please ask – we will be pleased to assist.

Thank you to South Ayrshire Council

On behalf of Save Straiton for Scotland and our supporters, I want to thank South Ayrshire Council for their unanimous decision to object to the Linfairn Wind Farm proposal.

The Planning Panel took issue with the Linfairn Wind Farm proposals, based on:
• The overwhelming local opposition to the proposal

• The impact on homes, especially from noise and shadow flicker
• Impact on the landscape of the Girvan Valley
• The unrealistic transport plans, and
• The number of wind farms already sited in South West Scotland

Hearing councillors say: “enough is enough”; “this is the wrong place” and; “common sense says no was music to my ears!

Our representatives showed themselves to have truly listed to and understood the concerns of the community and stood in solidarity with us in opposing the destruction of our landscape.

In listening to – and heeding – the voice of the people South Ayrshire demonstrated democracy in action. Let’s hope the Scottish Government stands ready to do likewise.

Lala Burchall-Nolan
Chair, Save Straiton for Scotland