Friday, 30 September 2011

Hill of Ochiltree wind farm # 1

This post introduces a proposed development on the south eastern edge of my wind farm map. As usual, here is a thumbnail map centred on the proposed location (don't forget, you can zoom out if you are not sure of where this is):

View South Carrick Wind Farms in a larger map

The planning application for this 10 turbine potential wind farm has been with Dumfries and Galloway Council for a considerable period of time - since December 2009 to be precise. The planning reference for this development is 09/p/1/0417. Unfortunately I cannot link directly to the planning details for Dumfries and Galloway applications, so you will have to use this link to get to the Dumfries and Galloway ePlanning system, and then type the planning reference into the search box. I will be making links to the Environmental Impact Assessment available for this proposal over the coming weekend. In the meantime, to give you an idea of what this area looks like visually, visit this page.

The Southern Upland Way passes through the proposed development site:

View Southern Upland Way in a larger map

Also of note is this site's proximity to Glentrool. The Hill of Ochiltree wind farm site is itself surrounded by another potential 10 turbine wind farm development - Glenvernoch. This surely has to rank very highly on the all-time list of most inappropriate wind farm development sites.