This video is an image showcase of the Gelly Loch and surrounding scenery, and how the countryside is being used for an Industrial Power Plant, hosting 9×2.7Mw industrial turbines (423ft), next to four communities (Auchtertool, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans & Cowdenbeath) and a chemical processing plant (Mossmorran), and what this will mean for the project to rejuvenate the Gelly Loch.
The video highlights the known negative aspects of Industrial Turbines, and is promoting an alternative community project to better conserve our local environment and turn it into a positive community asset for all four communities to share.
The RSPB are extremely concerned about the potential impact of a wind farm at this location. Loch Gelly holds
some 1200 wintering wildlife and the area is used by passage and wintering pink-footed geese. The Gelly Loch is designated as a Site of importance for nature Conservation.
By working between the four communities (Auchtertool, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans & Cowdenbeath), we can have a positive and long lasting development for the communities to share. The project will protect the land and wildlife, provide short term and long term employment, provide educational opportunities for local schools, and bring the Gelly Loch back into community use for all to benefit.
The biggest hurdle to the project, in our opinion, at the moment is Little Raith ‘Industrial’ Wind Farm. There is growing evidence from around the world, that living next to Industrial Wind Power Plants has associated health effects, kills birds and destroys wildlife habitats, and creates noise pollution.
Would anyone really want to visit a Loch, devoid of wildlife, and the constant noise of the Industrial Turbines?
Regardless of the Industrial Power Plant, we will continue to develop and share the plans for the Gelly Loch, and seek community input and support to progress and develop the project. We will know within 2 years whether the Gelly Loch will be a viable project, once we have lived with the Industrial Turbines and learn first hand their true impact on the communities and local wildlife.
Wind energy is not the issue, the issue is the sheer size of the Industrial Turbines that are being used to capture that energy comes with problems that need to be considered. All we ask, is for people to do some research before making up your mind if you support Little Raith or not.
Learn more about the Gelly Loch project: http://lochgelly.org.uk/category/gelly-trust/
Learn more about Little Raith Wind Farm: http://lochgelly.org.uk/category/little-raith-wind-farm/