Sep 272012
 

 STOP THE TURBINES

26th September 2012

We need your help again. Since we were last in touch, Ecotricity have withdrawn the application for an 80 m meteorological mast and have replaced it with an application for a 90 m MAST INSTEAD! – the deadline for comments this time is Friday 12th October 2012. ALL PREVIOUS COMMENTS HAVE BEEN RENDERED VOID SO WE ALL NEED TO RESUBMIT OUR OBJECTIONS AGAIN!

To register an objection you need to act quickly. Remember, this can be a quick e-mail, an on-line comment or a short letter. If there is more than one voter at your address then please consider getting everyone to make a separate resubmission – you don’t even have to live in the area to object (the more objections received by PKC planning, the better!). Don’t forget to give your full postal address details in any e-mails or letters.

Planning ref. (which should be included in any correspondence): Ref: 12/01615/FLL

PKC e-mail address for submissions:        developmentmanagement@pkc.gov.uk

PKC planning application progress (also for on-line commenting):

http://planningapps.pkc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=M9VLDAMK6H000

Postal address for written comments:

Perth & Kinross Council
Planning Department
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth
PH1 5DG

We have a list of various (planning) grounds for objection: please include any of these you feel relevant, however please also make sure that you try to rephrase them in your own words, as the more unique each submission is the more likely notice will be taken of its content. Many thanks for your involvement in helping to stop these huge turbines appearing on our doorstep!

Planning Objections – key reasons for objecting are:

•The proposal is premature. The applicant has yet to prepare an Environmental Assessment for their stated aim of constructing a wind farm. This assessment may conclude that the site is unsuitable for a wind farm. Therefore the application for a met mast is premature and should be refused;

•The proposal is contrary to Policy 1 of the adopted Local Plan by virtue of the height of the structure will have an unacceptable impact on surrounding residential properties and businesses and will not accord with the existing pattern of development in the area;

•The applicant has failed to supply sufficient information on the likely impact the mast will have on surrounding established land uses and therefore should be refused;

•The applicant has failed to assess the impact the proposed structure will have on the setting of the Control Tower at Clathymore, a Listed Building. The proposal is therefore contrary to Local Plan Policy 25 and Policy ER6 of the Local Development Plan for Perth and Kinross;

•The proposal will have an adverse impact on the landscape character of the area and is therefore contrary to Policy ER6 of the Local Development Plan for Perth and Kinross;

•The proposal will not conserve and enhance the landscape quality of the area and is therefore contrary to Policy ER6 of the Local Development Plan (LDP);

•The proposal will erode the local distinctiveness and quality of the landscape character and is therefore contrary to Policy ER6 of the LDP;

•The proposal will have an adverse impact on the historic and cultural qualities of the area’s landscape and in particular the Gask Ridge and is therefore contrary to Policy ER6 of the LDP;

•The proposal would detract from the visual integrity, identity and scenic quality of the area and is therefore contrary to Policy Er6 of the LDP;

•On the basis that the Ministry of Defence will require aviation lighting to be installed on the mast in addition to deflectors on the guy ropes, the proposal will have an even greater impact on the residential and visual amenity of nearby properties;

•The required lighting of the mast will significantly reduce the “experience of the night sky” and is therefore contrary to Policy ER6 and should be refused;

•The proposal will have a significant disbenefit on nearby businesses and residential properties and is therefore contrary to Scottish Planning Policy.

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