TW312 have been asked to help local people fight the Mochrum Fell wind farm appeal and we have agreed to send out their request. Please help if you can!
"After a spectacular victory when the Dumfries & Galloway Council Planning Committee unanimously refused the Mochrum Fell wind farm application on landscape, visual amenity, scale and cumulative issue grounds, the developers chose the last day of their 3 month period allowed to lodge an appeal with the DPEA citing a lack of Policy References in the Decision Notice.
Objectors had just 14 days to submit a further response and we are very grateful to all of you who did so. The next step is the publicising of the appellants late revised Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment report (CLVIA) which has been advertised locally and in the Edinburgh Gazette.
We now have 28 days –until Friday 27/11/2015 – to make further comments on the revised CLVIA to the DPEA. We hope as many as possible will respond to this – it does not need a lengthy letter, just a quick email to say your previous objection still stands or if you haven't objected previously that you would like to object to the proposal. Please feel free to add more points to the draft comments below.
We have come so far together and we must protect this hard won victory, if not, it will be open season within 10km of Mochrum Fell. Currently there are 10 proposals (including Loch Urr) at various stages of construction, planning or scoping, making a total of 157 wind turbines potentially overwhelming this beautiful landscape.
Please help make this a lasting victory and send a clear message to the developers – enough is enough!
A sincere thank you to you all.
Sample DPEA responses are below if you wish to use them.
Use the first one if you have objected previously and the second one, if you have not previously objected but would like to put in an objection now.
Mochrum Fell Wind Farm Appeal
I would like to confirm that my previous objection to this application still stands firm following the updated Landscape report. Please dismiss this appeal and refuse the application.
Mochrum Fell Wind Farm Appeal
Following the advertisement of the updated Landscape information for the Mochrum Fell wind farm application, I would like to strongly object to this application due to the serious landscape impacts, cumulative issues and the fact that turbines of this size would overpower the landscape and be visible from long distances away.
In addition, the infrastructure of giant substations and upgraded pylons to transport this electricity would be totally unacceptable.
Please dismiss this appeal and refuse planning permission for the proposed development.
For posted responses – please send to :-
The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA)
4 The Courtyard
Callendar Business Park
Please remember to quote Reference PPA-170-2102 in all correspondence.
Documents relating to the appela can be viewed by clicking here
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