It is D-Day for the Hunterston turbines with a decision expected to be taken by Scottish Ministers this month.
As we go to press, campaigners from Fairlie are gathering at Holyrood in bid to persuade MSPs to rethink the planning bill.
Late submissions to the Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals Division has resulted in decision date being pushed back to Friday December 8.
Operators SSE have turned off the turbines since October, awaiting the final outcome.
Representatives from Fairlie Community Council are joining other communities to gather outside the Scottish Parliament, urging MSPs to rethink new planning legislation that is being introduced.
Fairlie Community Council chairman Rita Holmes and secretary Karla Tully are joining the demonstration which has been called in response to the Scottish Planning Bill – expected to be laid imminently before parliament. 
The villagers have been working with the grassroots Planning Democracy campaign who have been at the forefront of calling for an equal right of appeal to be included in the legislation, to allow communities the option to challenge controversial planning decisions. 
A statement from Fairlie Community Council read; “There is something very wrong, when a rejection by the Reporter can be appealed by SSE the wind energy company, but a consent cannot be appealed by the community. This despite the fact NAC have already asked that SSE`s Appeal be dismissed. “
Clare Symonds (Chair of Planning Democracy) said: “What we are looking for is a level playing field when it comes to big planning decisions that can create major disruption to people’s lives or seriously impact upon the environment.”
“The lack of an equal right to appeal is seen by communities as one of the most unpopular and unjust aspects of the current planning system. Research commissioned earlier this year by the Scottish Government found e that communities have a “serious lack of trust, respect and confidence in the planning system”.
As things stand, the only option available to communities who wish to challenge a decision by a local or national government body is a costly judicial review.”
An SSE spokesperson said: “The Hunterston site has brought multiple benefits to the offshore wind industry as well as the local community over the past five years, SSE hopes to continue these benefits through the two year time extension and awaits the decision of the Scottish Government.”