Good News!

It’s been a long time coming but it was finally announced that Keirs Hill has been refused by Government Ministers following the Reporter’s recommendation.

After fully considering the wind farm after a public inquiry “Ministers decided that the proposed scheme is not acceptable because of the height of the turbines in this location, as well as the impact on the nearby houses and on historic sites, notably the Waterside ironworks complex.” We agree.

This is especially great news for the people of Waterside, the Doon Valley and Patna who would have faced this towering industrial site every day.

Best Christmas present our communities could have wished for!

9 thoughts on “Good News!

  1. Congratulations: well fought! Charles Wardrop.

    On 22 Nov 2016 16:25, “Save Straiton for Scotland” wrote:

    > VisitStraiton posted: “It’s been a long time coming but it was finally > announced that Keirs Hill has been refused by Government Ministers > following the Reporter’s recommendation. After fully considering the wind > farm after a public inquiry “Ministers decided that the proposed ” >

  2. Huge thanks to everyone who supported us in preparing for and fighting the PLI – most especially the folks who gave evidence. People power works. That’s two developers defeated now, two more to defeat in 2017. Lala (Chair)

    • Thank you Lala and team – Waterside couldn’t have done it without you. Word of our success is spreading and everyone I have spoken to so far is absolutely delighted.

  3. Great news…..and totally the right decision …..Economy Secretary Keith Brown summed it up well….

    Economy Secretary Keith Brown refused planning consent saying the impacts outweighed the benefits.
    He said: “The Scottish Government’s policy on wind farms strikes a careful balance between maximising Scotland’s huge green energy potential and protecting some of our most scenic landscape and wild land area.

    “We have been clear that wind farms can only be built in the right places and Scottish Planning Policy sets out rigorous steps to ensure wind farms are sited appropriately and sensitively.

    “I have considered this application fully and recognise the efforts made by the applicant to mitigate the potential impacts of the development.

    “However, I have refused permission due to the landscape and visual impact the project would have, including the effect on residential and historic sites in the area.”

    Save Straiton for Scotland have always said ….wind farms should only be built in the right places…. Bill Steven

  4. Absolutely over the moon with this great news. Well done to you all for your determination and not giving up.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

    Rae and James Murphy

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