Tur­bine plan hits strong head­wind

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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

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