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How you can object to the Bandirran Wind Farm proposal?

The planning application for the Bandirran Wind Farm has been lodged with Perth & Kinross Council:  14/00097/FLM - Erection of 6 wind turbines, anemometer mast and ancillary works - Bandirran Wind Farm Balbeggie.  To see it click here.

To be considered by them your comment must be lodged before close of play on Friday 7th March 2014 (GMT).  Best advice is to comment as soon as possible!  Information on how to comment on an application, as well as guidance as what to what your comment should include, can be found on the Perth & Kinross Council website by clicking here.  Every person in a household should submit their own application if they want to object - each one counts separately.

Comments on the Bandirran Wind Farm planning applications can be submitted as follows:

 

·         Online by clicking here (you must register first to be able to log-in)

 

·         by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

·         or by post addressed to:  Perth & Kinross Council, Planning and Regeneration, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD, UK.

 

Note:  If corresponding with Perth & Kinross Council by email please ensure that you add the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to your email contacts to avoid their subsequent messages being directed to your spam box.

 

 

Call to action.  What can you do now if you wish to object? Lodge your objection with the Planning Authority now!

 

 

To help you we have provided three short sample letters below:

 Sample Letter 1

Perth and Kinross Council

Planning and Regeneration

Pullar House,

35 Kinnoull St,

Perth PH1 5GD

 

Application reference:  14/00097/FLM

Proposal:  Erection of 6 wind turbines, anemometer mast and ancillary works

Address:  Bandirran Wind Farm Balbeggie

 

I am familiar with the area in which the proposed wind farm would be sited and have looked at the documents supporting the application.

I object to the application because of the scale and location of the wind farm and the significant damage such a development would impose on landscape character and visual amenity over a very wide area.

The Scottish Government and Perth & Kinross Council are supportive of wind farm development but not anywhere at any price and the local planning authority development plan policies do not support the proposal.

I respectfully request that the application is recommended for refusal.

 Sample Letter 2

Perth and Kinross Council

Planning and Regeneration

Pullar House,

35 Kinnoull St,

Perth PH1 5GD

 

Application reference   :  14/00097/FLM

Proposal:  Erection of 6 wind turbines, anemometer mast and ancillary works

Address:  Bandirran Wind Farm Balbeggie

 

The above application has come to my attention and I strongly object to a wind farm development of any scale at Bandirran Farm. 

The proposed wind farm would have a significant  adverse impact on the landscape and on the visual amenity of those living in it, visiting it and all those who enjoy it for its open unspoiled character.

The application is clearly on conflict with TAYplan Policy 6 where applications, to be acceptable, must at a minimum be justified in terms of the sensitivity of landscapes and scale and massing of development.lette It also fails the tests in Policy ER1A in the soon to be adopted Local Development Plan.

I trust my representation will receive due consideration by the Planning Service.

 

Yours faithfully

Sample Letter 3

Perth and Kinross Council

Planning and Regeneration

Pullar House,

35 Kinnoull St,

Perth PH1 5GD

 

Application reference:  14/00097/FLM

Proposal:  Erection of 6 wind turbines, anemometer mast and ancillary works

Address:  Bandirran Wind Farm Balbeggie

 

I live locally/I am a frequent visitor to the area and object to the application for 6 turbines with a height of 132 metres on farmland near Balgeggie

I have considered the documents provided in support of the application and find that the visualisations understate the impact on the landscape and visual amenity of residents and visitors to the area.  It is clear that the development would have significant unacceptable impact on landscape and visual amenity.

Perth and Kinross Council have strong policies protecting landscape character and visual amenity from significant impact.

This proposal is in conflict with these policies and so would be contrary to the development plan and because of scale, massing and location would be contrary to Scottish Planning Policy.

There is therefore a presumption for refusal of this inappropriate and insensitive application.

I trust my representation will receive due consideration by the Planning Service.