After a five and a half year battle with WilloWind, we are relieved and delighted to report that they have withdrawn their application to develop Linfairn wind farm.
In their letter to the DPEA, WilloWind’s legal team admitted that “further data that was obtained earlier this year has led them to conclude that the scheme cannot be realised”. As many of our supporters already know, the further data in question was noise data – work they were forced to undertake at the insistence of SSfS after our painstaking analysis revealed non-compliant methods and an inaccurate baseline assessment.
Apart from the noise issues we firmly believed the scheme was completely unacceptable for many other reasons: the immense and oppressive impact on the landscape of the upper Girvan valley; its proximity to neighbouring homes and the devastating consequences it would have on those living in them, including the nuisance of light flicker; and the impacts on ecology, tourism, traffic and water quality.
SSfS is immensely grateful to the thousands of people from all over the world who objected to this appalling proposal and to everyone who campaigned, raised funds and supported us in our long struggle.