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Statement (30-09-2014)

Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Briefing for Scottish Parliament Debate


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Press Statement

For Immediate Release (21-07-2014)

Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Response to Keep Rannoch Wild

Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd, a subsidiary of Eventus BV, has formally submitted proposals to Scottish Ministers for permission under S36 of the Electricity Act (1989) to construct a 24 turbine wind farm within the Talladh-a-Bheithe Estate, 25km south of Dalwhinnie and 14km west-north-west of Kinloch Rannoch.

The applicant, which has extensive onshore wind farm development experience throughout Europe, has undertaken more than six years of studies, with a multi-disciplinary, highly experienced UK based development team to produce a carefully balanced project, designing the wind farm in a natural bowl of the estate – minimising and avoiding views of the turbines from residential areas around Loch Rannoch.

The proposals have been prepared to ensure minimal impact upon the surrounding landscape ensuring significant distance between the turbines and local landmarks such as Schiehallion (18km).

The plans have been subject to extensive community consultation, including the formation of a Community Liaison Group, to ensure that local residents are fully aware of the detail contained in the application.

A spokesperson for Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd, commented: 
“Having worked closely with the local community throughout the consultation for our proposals we are encouraged by the positive response we have received from local residents to date. Our proposals would make a valuable contribution towards Scottish and UK Government targets for energy from renewable sources and also provide a range of community benefits.

“Should our proposals be approved, we will also offer the unique opportunity for community ownership, in addition to a community benefit fund. We are currently assisting and encouraging the community to explore ideas as to how to establish a co-operative model with us.

“It is disappointing that inaccurate information regarding the proposals is being promoted and we would strongly advise local residents to visit the Project website www.tab-windfarm.org to review the professional assessments and accurate representations of our plans, and to read about the benefits that they will bring to the local area.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the local community and key stakeholders to discuss the opportunities for co-ownership and community benefit in further detail.”  

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Notes to Editors

  • A detailed assessment has been undertaken in relation to the wild land characteristics of the site and this is included in the application submission.
  • Actual representations and viewpoints of the proposals can be viewed here.
  • Environmental studies and assessments have found that there will be negligible ornithological and environmental impacts. Further information can be found here.
  • The visualisations on www.tab-windfarm.org are professionally commissioned to present images in accordance with appropriate guidance.
  • Acknowledging the current issues on the local road network associated with timber transport, the developers have proposed an access solution that minimises vehicle movements on the local road network.
  • A full Transportation Statement has been prepared by professional advisers which reflects positive dialogue with key consultees and technical advisors in relation to the proposed access routes for components, including Network Rail.
  • The Community Liaison Group comprises a range of local representatives including Mr Wynn.
 
 

Further information

E: talladhabheithe@communityline.org
T: 0203 128 6321
 
     
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