Decision is in the wind
CAMPAIGNERS against a proposed Greenock wind farm say a Scottish Office Reporter has turned it down — but the Scottish Executive could still approve it.
January 17, 2006
in Greenock Telegraph
The Executive has had Karen Heywood's report for four months but has still not made up its mind about it.
Highly-placed sources say she is recommending refusing permission for the £40 million 55-megawatt Greenock wind farm following a public inquiry last spring.
Airtricity wants to erect 22 turbines, each of them 328 feet high, to generate electricity to an average of 40,000 to 50,000 homes.
Bill Riddell, of campaigners Keep Corlic Wild, said today: "The report has been on the desk of the responsible Deputy Minister, Allan Wilson, MSP for Cunninghame North. Airtricity's only hope of overturning this decision now... [continue via Web link]