Fife Council under the direction of Fife Labour have been proposing a series of wind turbine and wind farm projects across Fife, with a majority of scoping opinions submitted for the Central Fife to Dunfermline area, including the Lochore Meadows.

A recent scoping opinion (15/00243/SCO) for four turbines at an overall height 48m was recently withdrawn.

The application was critiqued by Cardenden Community Council;

There is now an abundance of wind turbines in the Central Fife Area, with more planned.

Many applicants are resorting to ‘bribing’ communities into accepting wind farms, by offering monetary inducements.

Before any more planning applications are approved, the cumulative effect of these machines on the environment and landscape needs to be fully assessed.

The area has still not been given a full reprieve, with AMEC proposing 6 x 100m turbines for the area, but as yet still to submit an application.

Fife Council having withdrawn the application for Lochore Meadows, have now identified that the proposed site at Lochgelly Industrial Park will not be pursued due to wind resource and grid connection costs. Other proposed applications for Lochgelly High School and the Public Park, will not be pursued due to the Local Development Plan for housing, which leaves the following projects currently being considered by Fife Council;

14/02133/SCR
Address: Land South Of Lochore Meadows Country Park And Land At Glencraig Kelty Fife
Proposal: Screening opinion for erection of two 500kW wind turbines (ground to tip of blade height of 69m) and ancillary works Site Address: South of Lochore Meadows Country Park and Land at Glencraig, South of Loch Ore
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GXG6HF01A00
14/02132/SCR
Address: Leuchatsbeath Perth Road Cowdenbeath Fife
Proposal: Screening opinion for erection of two 50kW wind turbines (ground to tip of blade height of 35m) and ancillary works
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GUSFHF01A00
14/02128/SCR
Address: Cowdenbeath Golf Course Seco Place Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 8PF
Proposal: Screening opinion for two 50kW wind turbine (ground to tip of blade height of 35m) and ancillar works
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GSGGHF01A00
14/02128/SCR
Address: Cowdenbeath Golf Course Seco Place Cowdenbeath Fife KY4 8PF
Proposal: Screening opinion for two 50kW wind turbine (ground to tip of blade height of 35m) and ancillar works
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GSGGHF01A00
14/02129/SCR
Address: Land To The South Of Cowdenbeath Golf Course Watson Street Cowdenbeath Fife
Proposal: Screening opinion for erection of one 500 kW wind turbine (ground to tip of blade height of 69m) and ancillary works Site Address: Farmland to the South of Cowdenbeath Golf Course
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GTCJHF01A00
14/03724/SCR
Address: Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre Cuddyhouse Road Cowdenbeath Fife
Proposal: Screening opinion for erection of a single 225kW wind turbine (ground to tip of blade height of 48m) and ancilllary works
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NEVIWAHF0O100
14/02125/SCR
Address: Cowdenbeath Recycling Centre Cuddyhouse Road Cowdenbeath Fife
Proposal: Screening opinion for erection of two 50kW wind turbines (ground to tip of blade height of 35m) and ancilllary works
URL to application: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7GPFMHF01A00
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One Comment

  1. Lochgellian

    February 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

    How come it is our area that is being targeted, these turbines were supposed to be equally distributed throughout Fife. Seems that our area can be trashed by industrialising our countryside with turbines & windfarms, keeping the rest of Fife clean & nice-looking. Thanks a bunch to those who have made these decisions to dump the turbines here, show’s how much you think of us. We have the right to enjoy our countryside, our sky-lines as much as anybody else, and just because we seem to have been kept in poverty over the decades doesn’t mean we deserve to be trashed even more. We want to improve our area for our families & children, not trash the land with inefficient, noisy turbines. Absolutely sick of the inequalities imposed on the towns of Central Fife!

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