Proposed Hill of Fare Wind Farm – DEADLINE EXTENDED & PETITION LIVE

REPRESENTATIONS:

The deadline for public comments to the Energy Consents Unit has been extended to 17th October 2024

RES, in partnership with Dunecht Estates, has made an application to install a wind farm on the summit plateau of the Hill of Fare. The application can be viewed online at :
Scottish Government – Energy Consents Unit – Application Details

The application consists of 16 turbines on the summit plateau, each 180-200m (600-650’) tall to the blade tip.  At this height they will be lit at night for aviation avoidance. The total capacity will be greater than 50MW so the application will be determined by the Energy Consents Unit in Edinburgh on behalf of Scottish Ministers, and not by Aberdeenshire Council.

In line with the results of the Community Council’s survey of residents’ opinions on the wind farm, ESCC’s position is one of opposition to this proposed development.

ONLINE PETITION:

Aberdeenshire Council is yet to make a decision on its position as a statutory consultee.

Banchory Community Council has set up an online petition, the purpose of the petition being to emphasise to Aberdeenshire Council the level of objection to the proposed Hill of Fare Wind Farm and to influence them to register an objection to the Section 36 application in order to trigger a Public Local Inquiry into its merits or otherwise.

The petition is only open to people who live in Aberdeenshire and can be accessed via this link:  https://forms.gle/9TYiUCVUcpSXazaR8