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