Thursday, 21 February 2002
Whitelee Windfarm Proposal - Eaglesham/East Kilbride/Auldhouse/Strathaven
As a follow up to our recent meeting we are now writing to inform you that CRE Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Power) has submitted an application to the Scottish Executive and Statutory bodies for consent to proceed with the construction the wind turbine generating station at Whitelee. You may have seen the application appearing in the local newspaper. You may have your own reasons for raising an objection, but we have also enclosed some additional information for you to take into consideration.
We urge you to take action now! Please raise them with the Scottish Executive by writing to:
7 Lesley Thomson, Scottish Executive Energy Branch, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan St. Glasgow G2 6AT
and also to one or more of the following Councils:
7 East Renfrewshire Council Planning and Development Control, Eastwood Park, Giffnock, G46 6UG
7 South Lanarkshire Council, Enterprise Resources, Civic Centre, East Kilbride G74 1AB
7 East Ayrshire Council, Department of Development Services, 6 Croft St, Kilmarnock KA1 1JB.
The deadline for letters is 8th March 2002.
Remember your letters will count!
In the absence of failure of the planning application on any technical grounds, only public pressure can sway the result. The submitted plan is for the total 140 turbines all over 365ft high to be erected on this industrial site. Some of you have no doubt seen the existing two turbines on the horizon towards Eaglesham. Apart from scarring the landscape, already the irritating blade noise and the disruption of TV reception is affecting some local residents. This is just a taste of what is to come!
This will be an industrial development, which they plan to build on the edge of a Conservation Village using an area described in the Local Plan as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.