Despoiled Land

I live at the top end of Lochgelly and face towards Mossmorran. I am against the industrial wind turbines being built between the dual-carriageway and the cracker plant. The evidence is growing that they don’t work, cause health problems and are detrimental to the land they are built on. I am all for Green Energy when it works but apparently these giant turbines are being increasingly seen as a ‘white elephant’.

Anyone interested in seeing the evidence gathered against these industrial wind turbines, can find a mountain of growing evidence and opposition to why they don’t work. Please go and search on-line, have a look and see for yourself.

I wish only to post photos of the land being despoiled, these roads are huge and there are to be nine of them for each turbine. Once they have been built, this area is no longer countryside but rather a grid-work of tarmac and a built-up area allowing for further development. For me, it means a despoiling of the land and is anything but ‘environmentally friendly’.

My camera isn’t great for long-distance shots, but you can gauge the sheer size of these roads by comparing the trees running along beside them, and you can see the buildings of Mossmorran in the background. The destruction at the back of the ridge is even more shocking and photos of the despoiling can be seen at http://littleraithwindfarm.org.uk/

These photos were taken on two different dates approx. 1/2 weeks apart, and you can see the road widening. I hope to be able to continue taking photos and posting the results.

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4 Comments

  1. Lochgelly

    September 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing these images

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  2. lone_piper

    September 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I feel really sad at what they have done to this area. I used to enjoy watching the farmer herding the sheep on his quad bike while having my tea after a hard day’s work.

    They have scarred this landscape. Building massive access roads that will hardly be used once the turbines are up. Lochgelly Community should get all the “goodwill” payments made by this company as we have most to lose.

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  3. McKintosh

    September 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Lone Piper, I feel the same, its a crying shame what they’ve done to the land. I also have sat and enjoyed watching the farmer herding the sheep on his quad bike. I often go walking down that way and now I can’t. There’s talk that they’re going to be ripping down some of the Black Woods also, and they’ve already knocked a wall down at the ruins even though they were supposeed to protect it. I’m sad also for the Rookery down at the Black Woods, its been there all my lifetime. 3 Buzzards are living down at the Rosie Pond, guess they will be shifted on also, and someone reported seeing a heron recently down that way. The pink-footed geese all use the Loch and their flight path is on the same run as the turbines…in fact, I’ve often watched the young being ‘trained-up’ each year along that same line. Its a shame, another piece of land being taken away from us, tons of concrete and tar being poured into the ground to hold the turbines in place and these massive access roads churning up the land.

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  4. Heart-Land

    September 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Local Information regarding industrial windfarms and the voices against them.

    Dunfermline Press. 23 Sep. 11
    Giant wind farm ‘by stealth’

    http://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/roundup/articles/2011/09/23/417654-giant-wind-farm-by-stealth/

    The Courier. 4 May 2011
    Group fears landowners are pushing turbine envelope north of Dunfermline

    http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Fife/article/13602/group-fears-landowners-are-pushing-turbine-envelope-north-of-dunfermline.html

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