Confusion over deadlines.
There appears to be some confusion over the published deadli...
Planning Application on-line.
The Planning application for the Clashindarroch Windfarm is ...
Vattenfall Environmental Statement
The Clashindarroch Environmental Statement is available on C...
Deadline for Comments
The deadline for comments on the application is 25 June 2009...
Vattenfall to hold open exhibitions.
There appears to be some confusion over the submission dates for representations in respect of the planning application.
We have tried to resolve this and further information can be found by going to our 'Deadlines' page.
Dated 12 September 2007.
The following information appears on the Scottish Office website:
In July 2003, Amec applied for consent to construct a wind farm at Clashindarroch near Huntly. The proposal was for 47 turbines (later reduced to 40) with a generating capacity of 129MW
A public local inquiry was held in May 2006
Ministers accept the Reporter's findings of fact, recommendations and conclusions and have refused consent on the grounds of potentially harmful landscape, visual and residential amenity effects in the Deveron Valley
The full text of the report can be downloaded from the Scottish Executive website.
In 2003, AMEC Wind applied for planning permission for the construction of a 47 turbine windfarm in the Clashindarroch Forest in Aberdeenshire. Following a long drawn out process the application was refused; details of the refusal can be found in the inset box.
As feared by many local residents, in 2008 AMEC began a second application for a reduced windfarm of 22 turbines in the same location. Before this could be submitted AMEC Wind was sold to Vattenfall, a Swedish company who have continued with the application.
An application for approval of a revised windfarm has now been submitted, APP/2009/1380, for 18 wind turbines with a proposed output of less than 50Mw. This will allow the application to be determined by Aberdeenshire Council and not referred to the Scottish Executive.
Latest news items and announcements can be viewed on the left and earlier items on the relevant page.
Should you wish to comment, enquire on any matter pertaining to the wind farm project or suggest items for inclusion, we have provided some points of contact. This includes local politicians who have previously expressed their concern with windfarm developments.
Contact details for Vattenfall UK are available on the 'Contact' page.
19 February 2008
SNH Wildcat Survey
A new Scottish Wildcat Survey has been launched. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on visitors and workers in the outdoors to be alert for any sightings of our most elusive predator, the Scottish Wildcat (Felis silvestris).
Full details from SNH website.
Any sightings in the Clash should be reported.