An application to develop a wind farm of 10 x 134 metre turbines at Longburn Farm, Stroanfreggan, Carsphairn (on the B729, approximately 7km east of Carsphairn) has been submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council. There are concerns that this development will straddle the Southern Uplands Way and affect local archeological sites.
Further information can be obtained here and by entering this reference into the search box: 16/P/2/0187
PLEASE NOTE: we previously published an incorrect deadline date for the submission of comments. The correct deadline is: UP TO 5PM ON 1ST SEPTEMBER.
Below is a standard objection letter that you may use if you wish to object – please remember to add your address, date and name. You will need to copy and paste the text and send from your own email account.
Longburn wind farm, 10 x 134m turbines and associated infrastructure, 7.2km east of Carsphairn.
Dear Mr McTeir,
I object to the above planning application on the following grounds:-
This proposal will have significant adverse landscape and visual impacts. Views to and from Cairnsmore of Carsphairn should be protected (reference constraint guidance in the Dumfries and GallowayWind Farm Landscape Capacity Study).
There are already 214 turbines operational/consented within a 15km radius of the planned site, with a further 215 awaiting decision. There will be a significant adverse cumulative visual impact in the area with existing/planned wind farms.
There will be a significant adverse impact on walkers of the Southern Uplands Way as the path goes directly through the site. The cumulative effect of Longburn and surrounding wind farms will devalue this locality.
There will be a significant adverse impact on black grouse and hen harriers. The territory of these species is constantly being fragmented making it difficult for their numbers to increase. According to information submitted by the developer, there is still potential conflict in relation to flight lines for the two species.
I hope you reject this application.
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