By now, readers of this blog are becoming adept at interpreting Zone of Theoretical Visibility maps for wind farms. How I wish it wasn’t so; Why can’t these carpetbaggers take their filthy trade and piss off and leave the wild places be?
In the past I have occasionally asked you to write letters objecting to wind farms. Well this time the wild places need your help again. There can’t be many experienced TGO Challengers who haven’t started at Shiel Bridge on their walk across Scotland. They will have enjoyed the utter delight of walking through Glen Affric or high above on the Affric Hills. It is a magical place, and tourists from all over the world travel up the glen, park their cars, and roam around this fabulous place.
Well, maybe for not much longer. If a company called WPD gets its way there are going to be six turbines 400 feet tall stuck on the hillside above Tomich, to be known as the Beinn Mhor wind farm.
Here’s the ZTV map, filched from their application to Highland Council. Please click on it to blow it up and it will open in a new window.
[BEINN MHOR WIND FARM FULL-ZTV 35KM – CLICK TO ENLARGE]
You can see that this wind farm will have a MASSIVE visual reach – almost all the way to Shiel Bridge!
Highland Council have made it really easy to object to this proposal. All you have to do is click HERE and you will be transported to the objections page for this wind farm. Just type in your details and a few sentences on why you think this appalling wind farm should not be given permission. Every objection is counted. It is important to send a strong message to Highland Council so they know the strength of feeling of the public.
Could you be kind enough to leave me a note in the comments section to let me know you have objected? Thank you.