Sunday, 16 January 2011

URGENT: We need your help on 25 January . Corriemoillie Wind Farm planning meeting

**URGENT: We need your help on 25 January!**

Dear Friends

Your final chance to object to the proposed Corriemoillie wind farm is
on Tuesday 25th January.

The Highland Council Planning Committee will meet on that day at
Dingwall Town Hall at 10.30am. We have been advised that a large
anti-Corriemoillie windfarm group will make a significant impact on
the Councillors. Please come along and give your support, and pass on
the details to any fellow objectors you can muster.

If possible, bring a "VOTE NO TO CORRIEMOILLIE" placard. Spare
placards may be available on the day.

We appreciate that this is a working day, and that it will probably be
a chilly vigil, but it is so important that we demonstrate the
strength of local feeling (93% of the comments received on the
Highland Council website were objectors to this application).

The crucial period is 9.30-10.30 am, when the councillors will start
to arrive. We will not know when the Corriemoillie planning
application will appear on the agenda, or how long the meeting will
take until a few days before the meeting. We will put all information
up on the website, so please visit the site to keep updated.

Some members of the public will be able to attend the meeting as
observers, but will not be allowed to speak. Therefore, making our
views known to the councillors as they go into the meeting is
extremely important.

Anyone who is prepared to stand outside the Council Buildings for the
duration of the meeting will be provided with food and hot drinks.
Transport will leave from outside the Village Hall in Achnasheen at
around 8.30am and Garve Village Hall at approximately 8.45am. There
will be a return journey to Garve and Achnasheen at around 11am, and
further transport will be provided at the end of the meeting. We'll
post full details on the website.

Please let us know if you can help as soon as possible - email us at or telephone 07810 540994

* if you are able to attend on the 25th
* how long you can stay
* how many people you can bring
* if you require transport to and from Achnasheen/Garve to Dingwall
* alternatively, if you can give anyone a lift.

Thank you in advance for your support - we hope to see you in Dingwall
on the 25th!

Kind regards
Jackie West

On behalf of Stop Corriemoillie, a group of local residents and many
others opposed to inappropriate development in the Garve and
Achnasheen vicinity.


PS: we have endeavoured to only email 'local' objectors,
however, one or two of you outwith Scotland may have been
included in error, we apologise for any inconvenience.
However, we feel sure you'll be pleased to know that we
are still actively fighting this proposed development.



* Scottish National Heritage is now raising serious concerns about
this proposed site.

* When the immediately adjacent Lochluichart wind farm site was
approved, the Highland Council stated that this site was not suited
for more than 17 wind turbines. Corriemoillie will take the wind
turbines on this site to 36 (and possibly 49 with the proposed
Lochluichart extension of another 13 turbines).

* Our cause has been backed by the community as well as the general
public at every occasion a ballot or consultation has been undertaken.
There is no majority public support for wind turbines in this area.
After the closing date for comments in December, the following was
recorded from the planning section of the Highland Council's website -
93% of respondents are against the new revised Corriemoillie
application. This is up from 71% opposed to the original Lochluichart
proposal. We would have expected more, were it not for the short
consultation period, and the fact that respondents have already had to
write in four times in five years.

* Whatever the developers say it will affect tourism; hill walkers
will be less inclined to explore the area and wildlife including birds
such as the Golden Eagle and Osprey will suffer. Visit Scotland will
be selling industry not beauty.

See website for more:
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