OBJECT NOW

There are now FOUR Industrial Wind planning applications live in Moray, two of which can be objected to NOW - Please consider sending a formal objection to BOTH separately - TWO suggested templates below

Clashgour Campaign (48 turbines up to 175m) - objection window has been extended but ACT FAST before it closes for good

Rothes 3 (29 turbines, the majority up to 225 metres tall…..!!!) - right next to Clashgour. Massive cumulative impact. Visible over much of Speyside as well as across huge areas of Moray generally. Closing date for submissions around 18 March 2019, but ACT NOW and tell your friends & family to do the same.

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While you’re at it, please do email your local Moray representatives to ensure they’re aware of your concern. Right now Richard Lochhead maintains he’s not receiving much negative opinion regarding Wind Farms across Moray (really??) so PLEASE put that right NOW and copy Douglas Ross & Jamie Halcro Johnston so they too are aware

Email Richard Lochhead - MSP for Moray. email here and copy in Douglas Ross - MP for Moray. email here and Jamie Halcro Johnston - MSP for Highlands & Islands email here

Likewise our County Councillors & Community Councillors MUST hear from you or they will continue to maintain a position of ignorance - see the contacts below in Campaign Locally

Email your Community Councillors, County Councillors, Moray Planning Committee members, Moray’s MP & MSP and make your views known - names & contact details on our Object Now page

Rothes 3 Objection Letter

If you can do nothing else - at least SEND A FORMAL OBJECTION LETTER as belowOne for each adult in the family

Below is a suggested template. It can obviously be topped / tailed or completely rewritten as you wish. We suggest cut & pasting the below on to an email to representations@gov.scot - if you’re happy to, please bcc hub@savewildmoray.comso we can ensure nothing ‘gets lost’ at the Energy Consents Unit end.

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SEND TO: 

The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit

4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay

150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU

representations@gov.scot

DATE: ...............................

 

RE: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ROTHES III WIND FARM, MORAY ECU 00000474

 I would like to OBJECT to the above proposal to construct 29 large scale up to 225m high wind turbines on the following grounds:

 1. The proposal is contrary to Moray Local Plan ER1- criteria (iii) - “they avoid or address any unacceptable significant adverse impact including:- landscape and visual impacts, impact on peat land hydrology, ecological impact, impact on tourism and recreational interest"

 2. The proposal will potentially add to the adverse, cumulative visual impact of an estimated 273 large scale turbines from operational wind farms and 5 in planning on the upland landscape of the west Moray Moors, and will potentially result in skylines dominated by large wind turbines on the Malt Whisky Trail’s B9010 Upper Knockando to Dallas Road, B9102, B9010, A95 and A941.

 4. The proposed 29 giant turbines will potentially add cumulatively to the erosion of Moray’s wild land qualities in the uplands as well as adverse visual impact on protected areas attractive to tourism, specifically Moray landmark hills Ben Rinnes and Ben Aigan, Speyside AGLV, the candidate AGLVs of Ben Rinnes and Spey Valley, Cairngorm National Park, and popular recreational routes including the Malt Whisky Trail, the Speyside Way and Dava Way. 

 5. The proposal will potentially add cumulatively to the destruction of peat land carbon sinks valuable in their own right as entrenched carbon mitigation and to the degradation of diverse natural habitat detrimental to upland breeding birds and rare birds of prey including the goshawk, merlin and hen harrier. 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (it helps to add something here)

 

 

SIGNATURE ..........................................................................................................................

 

NAME (IN BLOCK CAPITALS)..............................................................................................

 

FULL POSTAL ADDRESS………………………………………………………………………………………….

EMAIL .......................................................................................………………………………………

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Clashgour Objection Letter

Below is a suggested template. It can obviously be topped / tailed or completely rewritten as you wish. We suggest cut & pasting the below on to an email to representations@gov.scot - if you’re happy to, please bcc hub@savewildmoray.comso we can ensure nothing ‘gets lost’ at the Energy Consents Unit end.


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SEND TO:    

The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit

4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay

150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU

representations@gov.scot

 DATE: ...........................................

 RE: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF CLASH GOUR WIND FARM, MORAY – ECU 00000738 / APPLICANT’S CASE REF NO:- 405.06026.00001

I would like to object to the above proposal to construct 48 large scale (up to 176m) high wind turbines on the following grounds:

1. The proposal is contrary to Moray Local Plan ER1- criteria (iii) - “they avoid or address any unacceptable significant adverse impact including:- landscape and visual impacts, impact on peat land hydrology, ecological impact, impact on tourism and recreational interest"

2. Within a 7 mile radius of the site, the proposal would potentially add to the adverse, cumulative visual impact of an estimated 273 large scale turbines from operational wind farms and 5 in planning on the upland landscape of the westMoray Moors from upper Knockando to the Dava Moor SLA. Approval of this application would potentially result in skylines dominated by large wind turbines on the Malt Whisky Trail’s B9010 Upper Knockando - Dallas Road to Forres, B9102, A95, A96, A941 as well as on the Highland Tourist Route A939 and A940 to Dava and Dava scenic gateway to Moray.

3. The proposed 48 giant turbines will potentially add cumulatively to the erosion of Moray’s wild land qualities in the uplands and adverse visual impact on protected areas attractive to tourism specifically the AGLVs of Speyside and River Findhorn, the candidate AGLVs of Ben Rinnes and Spey Valley, the Drynachan, Lochindorb and Dava Moors SLA, Cairngorm National Park, Malt Whisky Trail, Highland Tourist Trail and two of Scotland’s Great Trails, Dava Way and Speyside Way. 

4. The proposal will potentially add cumulatively to the destruction of peat land, a national asset in climate change mitigation and to the degradation of diverse natural habitat detrimental to rare upland raptors like the merlin, osprey, goshawk and hen harrier. 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

 

 

 

SIGNATURE ...............................................................................................

NAME (IN BLOCK CAPITALS) ...............................................................…

 

FULL POSTAL ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………..

EMAIL: .......................................................................................……………..

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Campaign locally - ensure Morays political representatives hear our voice

Moray Council

Know your own Moray County Councillor

See who sits on the Moray Planning Committee & email them all individually if you can.

Moray’s Local Community Councils

Map of Moray Community Council Areas - know your own Community Ward

Contact Details for Moray Community Councillors - know your own Community Councillor & email them all individually if you can.

Moray’s National Politicians

Douglas Ross - MP for Moray. email here

Richard Lochhead - MSP for Moray. email here

Jamie Halcro Johnston - MSP for Highlands & Islands email here


The Save Wild Moray team can be contacted on: hub@savewildmoray.com