Turbine plan hits strong headwind
Halfway Community council decided at its latest meeting to object to the erection of a 75-metre-high wind turbine at Flemington.
The council will now write to South Lanarkshire Council Planning Department to lodge its opposition.
Chairman of the committee John Edgar stated: “Healthy ‘n’ Happy is only interested in taking money out of our community and using it in other areas.
“It offered to meet us in a closed meeting excluding the wider community, who they know are against its proposal. We are not prepared to do this. This completely goes against our statutory purpose in representing this local community.”
Mr Edgar added: “We do not believe that this community charity has acted morally or ethically correctly.
“Its words and actions don’t match up; and its attitude to this significant and controversial project is completely misguided,” he said.
Spokesperson for the campaigners Liisa Hepworth added: “It’s not right that this charity should railroad this proposal through.
“Brendan Rooney at HnH is hiding behind a deliberate misinterpretation that we are threatening legal action against them.
“This is not the case. We believe that the charity’s board of management just
It’s not right that this charity should railroad this proposal through
Vital Brendan Rooney of Healthy ‘n’Happy says it is now up to planners to decide outcome of turbine application