Tur­bine is all spin

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformers view -

I write in re­sponse to the re­cent com­ments made by Jane Churchill, as­sis­tant direc­tor of Healthy n Happy in re­la­tion to the con­tro­ver­sial pro­posed industrial 76m wind tur­bine at Flem­ing­ton Farm, Half­way, Cam­bus­lang.

Jane states she be­lieves the pro­posal will be popular across the area but has no sub­stan­tial ev­i­dence to back this up with only re­ceiv­ing the views of 25 peo­ple in the wider com­mu­nity who com­pleted their ques­tion­naire at their public ex­hi­bi­tion in Half­way li­brary at the end of Fe­bru­ary this year.

Of the 25 peo­ple who com­pleted this ques­tion­naire a third 32 per cent ob­jected (24 per cent strongly ob­jected) to the pro­posal.

There are dou­ble that amount of peo­ple who live at Flem­ing­ton Farm and Loa­nend Cot­tages alone who are in com­plete op­po­si­tion to this pro­posal! With a fe­ro­cious num­ber of ob­jec­tions to the wind mast alone at 460 surely Healthy ‘n’ Happy now need to re­think their pro­posal at this lo­ca­tion.

Jane quotes the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s am­bi­tious tar­get for re­new­able en­ergy and how her char­ity’s project can con­trib­ute to

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