Kinross-shire folk urged to comment on turbine plans

Five wind turbines are proposed for Outh Muir
Five wind turbines are proposed for Outh Muir

PEOPLE in Kinross-shire are being urged to have their say on plans for a windfarm in the Cleish Hills.

REG Windpower have lodged an application to Fife Council to erect five 110m turbines at Outh Muir, next to a site at Blairadam where the Edinburgh-based Partnership for Renewables also want to create a windfarm.

The number of turbines proposed is less than at first feared by opponents and REG Windpower have scotched suggestions that communities in Kinross-shire have not been consulted on the plans.

Kinross-shire Civic Trust - who say the two windfarms will have a ‘severe’ visual impact on the area - have expressed concerns that only communities in West Fife have been officially notified.

“We have set up a community liaison group whose head, Tom Wood, has gone to great lengths to make sure that residents in Kinross-shire are fully informed of the plans,” said a spokesperson for REG Windpower.

“He has met with members of local community councils and is keen to receive feedback.”