Application (13/03390/SCO) details: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MW76VQHF0UX00
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- Lochgelly Community Council will not be supporting the application
- Jonny Kennedy has agreed to meet individual residents in the Lochgelly and Auchtertool area, without their PR agency (Invicta PA) to discuss with each resident the impacts they have faced from the current wind farm. Cowdenbeath and Lumphinnans residents are not included due to representatives from Lumphinnans and Cowdenbeath Community Councils stating that no issues have been raised to them.
- Central Fife Times has given front page coverage to the application on behalf of Kennedy Renewables and the PR company; Invicta PA. The extension will be offering the low sum of £5000 per Mw installed. This does not appear to increase the funds on offer for the existing installation that only provides £1000 per Mw
- Fife Council have made a comment on the application;
- Air Quality – Further Information Requested. (1) Request for FCE report mentioned in section 5.133. (2) Request for Benzene diffusion tube monitoring survey data once completed
- Contaminated Land – Area is identified as being former mining (including opencast) area and rifle range activities, therefore appropriate contaminated land site specific risk assessment to be undertaken.
Further Information: 5.1333. In addition to the monitoring the site developers commissioned Fichtner Consulting Engineers to investigate the likelihood for interactions between emissions of benzene from the Mossmorran works and the consented Little Raith Wind Farm and to quantify the potential impact on local air quality. This concluded that;
Interaction of atmospheric emission plumes from the site with turbulent wind turbine wakes has the potential to increase ground level concentrations in the immediate vicinity of the turbines or in the immediate vicinity of the stacks*, although this will only be in areas where there is no habitation.
The change in impact on areas where there is human habitation has been shown to be negligible, and there could be a reduction in impact due to the improved atmospheric mixing as a result of the turbine wake turbulence
*Our bold for emphasis.
Map of Planned, Consented & Constructed Turbines
Below is an interactive map of all the applications currently pending, or consented or operational in the Central Fife area, that we are aware of. Please note that due to formatting issues, the map may not be centred on the Lochgelly area and you may need to drag the map to the correct location.
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BLUE: Pending Applications
RED: Rejected or Withdrawn Applications
YELLOW: Approved Applications
RED: Operational Turbines
Do you support proposals to extend the Little Raith wind farm?
- No (80%, 499 Votes)
- Yes (20%, 121 Votes)
Total Voters: 620
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