Crossburns wind farm Public Local Inquiry starts soon

PLI into 25-turbine Crossburns wind farm near Aberfeldy due to start on Tuesday 15 November

Crossburns exhib graphic 2016 detail

There is a long history of wind farm development in this part of Highland Perthshire, where industrial-scale wind farms have already been constructed at Griffin and Calliachar.

The Trust has been involved in the Crossburns case since the development application was submitted in 2014. The site lies close to the existing 68-turbine Griffin and 14-turbine Calliachar wind farms, and where there is also consent for a 7-turbine North Calliachar development. The Trust is concerned that this development will significantly impact on views from its property Schiehallion and wild land, and have a negative socio-economic impact on the tourist and visitor economy of the area.

We held public exhibitions at the end of September in Birnam and Aberfeldy to give local people the chance to find out more about the development and our objection. We were delighted by the level of attendance and engagement and are grateful to all the people who took action by sending postcards expressing their concern to their elected representatives and the Planning & Environmental Appeals Division of the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government’s Ministerial and Corporate Correspondence System (MACCS), Local Energy & Consents unit has acknowledged receipt of these representations.

We are now finalising our preparations for the Inquiry, where Policy Officer John Low will give evidence. Members of the public can attend the Inquiry to observe proceedings, and a good turnout will help to demonstrate to the Scottish Government’s Reporter the level of interest in the case.

Please contact John Low or telephone 01796 484931 if you are interested in finding out more.