Clash Gour Wind Farm development

Current Status . . . . . 

We have analysed the feed-back received from our Consultation Event on 19th January.

The majority we against the proposed development.  See the results here: Survey Results

So we have sent a representation to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, which you can see here:  FCC Representation to ECU.

The Moray Council have also decided to object to this development, but the matter will be decided by Scottish Government.

Previously . . . . . . .

FCC held a consultation event on 21st January 2019, with around 50 people attending.  A presentation was given, summarising information from the developers of Clash Gour and Berry Burn II wind farms.  It can be found here: Presentation 19-Jan-2019

And feedback forms were collected, in order to ascertain the views of the community on the development, and to inform our response to the Scottish Government.

For those who were unable to attend the meeting, feedback forms are welcome, and can be found:

Please take a look at the presentation, download a copy of the feedback form, and email it to FinderneCC@Gmail.com by Friday 25th January.

You can make a representation directly to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit.  To do this you will need to register here: https://www.energyconsents.scot/RegisterChoice.aspx  , then search for the Clash Gour application.

The deadline for comments directly to Energy Consents Unit is 8th February 2019.

The Clash Gour developers will be holding drop-in sessions:

  • Houldsworth Institute – 31st January 2:30pm to 5pm
  • Edinkillie Hall – 31st January, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Archiestown Village Hall – 1st February, 2:30pm to 5pm

Previously . . . . . . . . 

On 13th December 2018 Force9 Energy submitted and application to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit for the construction of a 48 turbine wind farm in the hills to the south east of Dunphail.

The deadline for comments to be submitted to the Scottish Government is 8th February 2019.

Details of the application, and the Environmental Impact Statement, can be found on Force9 website at Clashgour Wind Farm Application.  A useful summary can be found through a link at the bottom of the first page entitled “Clashgour Story Map”, or directly through this link:  Clashgour Story

Hard copies of the application are available at Edinkillie Hall and Forres Library.

The FCC is holding a consultation event on Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10:00 am at Edinkillie Hall, in order to ascertain the views of the community on the development, and to inform our response to the Scottish Government.  Please come along.

Earlier, in 2017 . . . . . . . . . . .

The Finderne Community Council has submitted the following consultation response on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping report.

FCC response – Clash Gour Scoping Report FCC Comments 130517

The scoping report will be used to determine exactly what aspects of environmental impact will need to be assessed by the developer and will detail the methods that will be used to carry out the assessment. Whilst it is the final EIA report which will be used to determine the acceptability of the proposed development, the scoping consultation is an important stage in ensuring a full and proper EIA is conducted.

We are fortunate to have several members of the FCC who have specialist, professional, expertise in the area of EIA’s. This expertise has been drawn upon to develop the consultation response shown above.  If you have any comments on our response please contact us on findernecc@gmail.com

 

Background to the Clash Gour wind farm proposals can be found on page – Clash Gour wind farm – Background

 

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