Communities likely to be impacted - too close for comfort!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The villages of Moniave (1.8 miles) Corsock (2.7 miles), Dunscore (4.3 miles), New Galloway (6.8 miles) and Balmaclellan (7 miles) are all less than ten miles from the proposed wind farm at Loch Urr.

As E.ON itself admits in its environmental scoping report, there are already a large number of other wind farm projects within Dumfries and Galloway, resulting in a cumulative effect.  

What their report does not state, is that there are over 120 turbines (greater than 300 feet) either in operation, planning or scoping (as of June 2012) within a 10 mile radius of Loch Urr.

The proposed access route for the heavy equipment and wind turbines themselves is through Patna, Dalmellington, Carsphairn and St John's Town of Dalry.

Not just wind turbines

The site infrastructure needed to support 26 415 feet wind turbines is vast. A large number of access tracks will need to be built off the main road, borrow pits will need to provide the materials for the these and for the vast concrete bases for the cranes and the turbines. An electric sub station will need to be built and huge electric cables will need to be laid between the wind turbines and for the connection to the national electric grid.

It is difficult to imagine Loch Urr and the surrounding countryside being turned into an industrial landscape on such a scale!

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