Cumulative Impact of Wind Farms In The Outer Clyde Estuary
A study of the Outer Clyde Estuary, covering Kintyre, Cowal, Arran, Bute, Inverclyde
and North Ayrshire, conducted by AWF, demonstrates the huge and increasing
pressure on the area from wind farm developers. It concludes, that if all the wind farms
in or approaching the planning system at present are approved, the level of cumulative
impact will degrade the environment of this unique area to a totally unacceptable extent.
It would not be an exaggeration to state that every transport route (road or ferry) would
have a prominent view of at least one wind farm. The need for a strategic review is