18 turbines at 200m high in the Galloway Forest Park is unacceptable

ScottishPower Renewables have submitted an application for the first of their proposed wind farms in the Galloway Forest Park.

Clauchrie is between Barr and Glentrool and consists of 18 turbines at a whopping 200m high. They will be clearly visible from the Straiton walks and have serious negative impacts on the landscape, Wild Land, Biosphere, Dark Sky Park plus other walks and cycle routes. This has implications for residents and visitors to Straiton. We are busy studying the application in detail and will let you know how you can make your representations.

5 thoughts on “18 turbines at 200m high in the Galloway Forest Park is unacceptable

  1. The sooner the Galloway Forest becomes a national park the better to prevent the ruination of some of the last unspoiled parts of southern Scotland. Hopefully the local councils and more importantly the Scottish Government see sense before it is too late.

    • I’m now thinking The Carrick Wind Farm, will be put up apart what anybody says. Living right on the border, I’ve seen the Wind Farm Vehicles constantly going in and out… Also some of the reports they handed in like, the Environment agencies, took months to complete like = SSPCA, RSPB, & All the other Companies to do with it…. seem to be the exact same as KNOCKSKEA Wind Farm Report, as these reports took only a week or less to be added to the Wind Farms report…. If they asked me at Glenalla, I would have told them that they need to fully survey the area fully, and they would find several of the Animals, Birds insects that they say is not here, which they would soon find out are in fact here. Also that we now have at least one PINE MARTIN now living this area…. I have 2 Turbine less than 1km away from me, I believe the wind farm have agreed to move 2 Turbines off the plan, but Not the 2 closes to me… This show the last thing they Respect here is the people who live here…

      • Hi Maurice.
        I walk my dogs along the Crosshill to Straiton road early in the morning before the sun comes up and there seems to be a lot of artificial light in that vicinity. I too suspect something very suspicious is going on.
        I am going to email the council regarding this in the morning.

  2. Thank you for letting us know. This application sounds completely unacceptable. We will await information on how to make our objection.

    Best wishes and many thanks again for all – Linda

  3. I’m disgusted how the SNP Government, are using their power under Sec 36. Also their reason take over and renaming of the Forestry Commission to ‘Land & Forest Project’ ? A take over of a National Forest, and doing what ever they like to it. The Monstrous size of these Turbines 200m. I don’t think people actually realise how tall that is… Phew… these will be seen for miles and miles all around. If something can be done it needs to be done now, before it’s too late…

    Also to the North of this one, they are already putting in all new forest ROADS. The layout is similar to another wind farm being put in ?????

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