Blackfaulds Turbine

Application Reference: 13/02392/SCR
Proposal: Screening Opinion for erection of single wind turbine 50KW maximum tip height of 46.2m
Address: Land 225M South Of Blackfaulds Farm Baldinnie Pitscottie Fife

By lodging this application in August 2013 the applicant/developer asked for an opinion from Fife Council if they would require to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment with a future application for a single turbine with a blade tip height of 46.2 metres. A decision is awaited.

You can see the documents lodged with the application by visiting this link: http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MRIQ3JHF14S00

Given the recent decisions by Scottish Government reporters at North Callange and Bruntshiels both very close to the Blackfauld’s site the applicant (not the farmer) is unlikely to be successful. I spoke to the developer and have sent them the reporters’ decisions and suggest he considers carefully whether to continue to withan application for planning permission with such little chance if any of success.