'Only councillor to oppose wind turbines'

Published: 22 Feb 2012 12:307 comments

Conservative Councillor Elisabethe Marshall writes a letter in this week's Largs and Millport News about the controversial approval for giant turbines at Hunterston.

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In this extract, she writes: "I am opposed at the decision to grant the application for three 200m tall wind turbines at Hunterston. I seem to be the only NAC Councillor representing the Largs area who has publicly reflected the views of some of the electorate especially in Fairlie and Millport

Does the silence from Cllrs Gallagher, Rae and Hill imply that they are in favour of this development or is it that they have a party line to toe? Perhaps the oncoming election will illuminate the matter.

This decision has come about in part due to there being no Ward 8 (Largs) Councillors on the Planning Committee - when Cllr Rae gave up his seat on the Planning Committee it was expected that a Ward 8 Member would take his place. In view of the need to have some political as well as geographical balance it could not be me as two Conservative Councillors had already been appointed.

By appointing the SNP Cllr Gibson from Saltcoats it is clear that the concerns of the local population in Fairlie and Millport were to be sacrificed in favour of the SNP love in with windmills."

Full letter, and letters page in this week's Largs and Millport News.

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