The developer (AMEC) behind the turbine proposals for Lochore Meadows has pulled out from the area according to the Lochgelly Community Council;

At a meeting attended by Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, Cowdenbeath, Kelty & Benarty Community Councils held on Thursday 30th July at Lochore Country Park, AMEC Wind Development announced that they are “Withdrawing from the Development” and “will not be pursuing a planning application”

No reasons have been given in public by the developers, but it is most likely due to the removal of the Renewable Obligation Certificates, and the further announcements by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Amber Rudd that wind turbine developments will no longer be exempt from the Climate Change Levy and will no longer be considered for round 2 of the Contracts for Difference, making future development proposals no longer financially viable.

The Lochgelly Community Council have further stated;

This brings to an end Lochgelly Community Council’s public consultation on the existing proposal, the website will be updated to reflect this as soon as we can and a report on the Consultation will be available to all within a few days

From our own poll results, plans were deeply unpopular;

Do you support the proposals by AMEC for wind turbines near Lochore Meadows?

  • No (91%, 126 Votes)
  • Yes (9%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 138

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We look forward to seeing the results of the public consultation by Lochgelly Community Council

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3 Comments

  1. Simon

    August 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I met them at the meedies and they were saying its for the community this and community that…. Apparently not…. It was about the money .,..

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  2. mam

    August 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    It was always about the money. The community angle was just a ploy to help Amec get planning. A stop has finally been put on their gravy train. It’s nice to know that the thousands of geese who feed here every year will be undisturbed.

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  3. Helen

    August 23, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I’ll never forgive Kennedy Renewables (Little Raith) for destroying the flight-path of the geese up at Lochgelly Loch. It was their route for decades, over a thousand birds arrived each year. The bat population has been hit badly also. So glad the wind turbine gravy-train has been stopped and the Meedies has been saved from the blight that the Lochgelly Loch has suffered.

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