Healthy ‘n’ Happy’s con­sul­ta­tions

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Healthy‘n’Happy com­mu­nity devel­op­ment trust had de­nied claims from MP Mar­garet Ferrier that they haven’t car­ried out a full public con­sul­ta­tion.

The group, which wants to erect a wind tur­bine on land near Flem­ing­ton Farm, say:

The landowner vis­ited and spoke to lo­cal res­i­dents about the pro­posal in early Fe­bru­ary 2015, leav­ing con­tact de­tails for both Healthy‘n’Happy and Green Cat Re­new­ables. No­body at this stage raised con­cerns with the landowner or chose to con­tact Jane or Robert for fur­ther de­tail.

A let­ter in­form­ing peo­ple about the com­mu­nity ex­hi­bi­tion was de­liv­ered on Fe­bru­ary 20.

A com­mu­nity ex­hi­bi­tion was held on Fe­bru­ary 25, 26 and 27 in Half­way Li­brary.

A 45 minute con­ver­sa­tion with Healthy ‘n’Happy and a lo­cal res­i­dent by phone re­spond­ing to a range of ques­tions took place on March 13.

CD Roms and hard copies from the ex­hi­bi­tion were de­liv­ered on Fri­day, March 20.

Healthy‘n’Happy wrote to Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil invit­ing them to meet with the Healthy‘n’Happy board to dis­cuss the pro­posal in March 15. This of­fer has not been taken up.

A vis­ual im­pact visit of­fer and up­dated plan was de­liv­ered on Tues­day, March 31.

Land­scape and Vis­ual Im­pact vis­its were car­ried out on Wed­nes­day 8th April

On­go­ing meet­ings with the landowner through­out this time

Nu­mer­ous and on­go­ing email com­mu­ni­ca­tion has taken place through­out this time be­tween Healthy‘n’ Happy and one spe­cific cam­paigner and her hus­band.

On­go­ing up­dates have been pub­lished within The Re­former. The Re­former car­ried out a Voice of the Peo­ple vox pop ex­er­cise on April 29, and all four of those spo­ken to were in favour.

Healthy‘n’Happy car­ried out a range of on-street, tele­phone calls and meet­ings with lo­cal peo­ple from through­out the area, in­clud­ing street work in Half­way and spoke to 484 peo­ple dur­ing May 2015.

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