Support for plan
I have watched, read and researched the ongoing proposal of a single wind turbine over the last few months and would like to make my views known. I urge people to look at the proposal as a whole project.
I am a retired professional in my 50s who has lived in the Halfway area my whole life. I have gradually built up my community involvement over the last few years since retiring and look forward to hearing about new projects that become available in the area from local businesses, voluntary organisations and statutory services.
I have followed the progress of Healthy ‘n’ Happy for many years and if the residents of the area do not know of their work, I would encourage them to become familiar with some of the projects and services they support. They have a range of activities available for every age range and these directly impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and families alike.
As the proposal is for a single wind turbine which will generate income to be reinvested into Cambuslang and Rutherlgen, how can this not be a positive step for the communities which will 100 per cent directly benefit from this? As we all know in this day and age, funding to support local organisations is continually decreasing and if an organisation can find a way to subsidise any funding restrictions, surely that is a good thing?
It is completely understandable that the residents directly around the area in question have doubts about the impact of the single wind turbine but to directly attack an organisation that can only be good for the area is not good practice, do the residents have any evidence of wrongdoing ever by Healthy ‘n’ Happy? As far as I can see, the organisation has been in operation for a very long time and only work for the benefit of the area, indeed their publications show nothing but very happy people saying very positive things.
I would urge the people of Cambuslang and Rutherglen to not react to scaremongering around the erection of a single wind turbine, as you know for every negative fact relating to sustainable energy there will always be a positive fact! If you have any genuine queries regarding this project, I am sure Healthy ‘n’ Happy will be delighted to answer them.
I will finish on this last point and urge every resident who may have doubts about this single wind turbine being erected to take a drive to East Kilbride Road, park their car, get out and look across to the River Clyde. What you used to see was an enormous amount The landslide that SNP had was more than nationalism. It was a declaration by the people of Scotland that they want progressive political change.
Nicola Sturgeon was the only politician that showed she was a peoples leader.
Once again Scotland is at the forefront of creating a dynamic centre for change to end the old and outdated political system from Westminster. of green land which is fast disappearing to be replaced by not hundreds but thousands of houses.
Here there was an abundance of wildlife which has now been displaced and if the erection of the turbine on the land in question stops another few hundred houses being built, then I for one would welcome a single wind turbine on my doorstep, rather than a whole new estate: if you think the noise from a turbine is bad, imagine another 100 people and 500 cars! J Harris, Halfway.
The people of the United Kingdom want change and are fed up with the status quo. We in Scotland have started it and we will drive it. The SNP have the vision and the will that has started a movement that has an unstoppable momentum for Scotland, the UK and the rest of Europe. Fulton Hunter, By email.
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