Paul’s Hill 2

Pauls Hill 2 is another proposed development from Fred Olsen Renewables who are also trying to expand their neighbouring Rothes development. Both form part of the massive 300 turbine Upper Lossie Wind Farm - including Clashgour, Berryburn 1 & 2, Rothes 1, 2 &3, Hill of Claschyle, Kellas, Meikle Hill & Ourok - within a few miles of the headwaters of the Lossie & Findhorn - two of Morays most iconic rivers. Pauls Hill already dominates the Spey Valley and this extension will further exacerbate the damage to this iconic wild area, a critical element of Morays important tourism industry.

The Pauls Hill enquiry is now midway. The first sessions including Landscape, Visual and Socio Environmental Impact have concluded and a depressing spectacle it is too to watch Big Business try to squash local individuals and small business owners who’s homes & livelihoods risk being blighted by the next unnecessary Wind Industry profit machine. The Noise hearing and final submissions will now be heard on 19-20 November, after which there will be some delay while the Reporter processes all that he has heard, before making his recommendation to the Scottish Government.

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Who’s behind the Pauls Hill 2 Development

Fred Olsen Renewables are behind Pauls Hill 1 & 2 as well as Rothes 1 & 2, with a proposal for Rothes 3 also in scoping. A massive foreign corporation, they clearly have it in for Moray whilst being dismissive in the extreme about their obligations towards community compensation for the damage they’re inflicting on our area.

This development is being made possible by the collaboration of Ballindalloch Estate or some element of it.

The most directly affected Community Councils are Heldon & Speyside

The Moray Councillors for the Paul’s Hill area are Derek Ross & Louise Laing

There is a Public session on the evening of Thur 05 September, where local businesses & individuals can express their concerns directly to the Reporter. Please let us know before the end of July if you’d like to join others speaking at this session. Alternatively do please come along on that evening and hear what is being said and express your support so the Reporter can be left in no doubt as to local sentiment on this issue. Details of location and schedule will be available nearer the time

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