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Wind farm D-Day for Fairlie

Published: 13 Feb 2012 15:3041 comments

Huge wind turbine site at Hunterston to be decided at Tuesday afternoon's North Ayrshire Council planning meeting.

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A towering wind farm testing site at Hunterston with turbines which will be 195.5m high, is set to be given the go-ahead at Tuesday's NAC planning meeting.

Fairlie Community Councillor John Riddell warned that the three turbines will be 200 feet higher than Goldenberry Hill, twice the size of the Clydeport cranes at Hunterston, and 75m higher than Cumbrae.

North Ayrshire Planners have recommended the proposal put forward by SSE Renewables.

Fairlie Community Council objected to the proposals by SSE Renewables on the basis of visual impact, noise, and being contrary to planning policies. Scottish Natural Heritage have objected, while Largs Community Council have supported the project.

Fairlie Community Council will be allowed to make a short presentation before councillors decide on whether to back their planning officials or not.

The meeting takes place at 2pm at Cunninghame House in Irvine, and is open to the public.

REACTION FROM TUESDAY'S MEETING IN THIS WEEK'S LARGS AND MILLPORT NEWS.

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