Application Reference : 15/03680/SCR
Proposal : Screening opinion for proposed ground mounted 3.5MW solar photovoltaic farm
Address : Land To The East Of Percy Baldinnie Farmhouse Baldinnie Pitscottie Fife KY15 5LD
Live Planning Application
Application Reference : 15/02520/FULL
Proposal : Erection of 3 wind turbines (maximum height 44.3 metres to blade tip) with associated equipment, crane hardstanding, access road and substation
Address : Land To The South West Of Claremont Ladeddie Pitscottie
This is a live planning application. Alan Myles the farmer at Claremont has applied for consent to develop a site with three unusual turbines being developed by an American company Ogin with supporting documentation by Temporis. Y
ou can see the design on this link: http://www.oginenergy.com/sites/default/files/pictures/Ogin-Corporate-Brochure.pdf
In response to concerns by householders close to the site at Baldinnie and Ladeddie we objected to the proposal as have Cameron and Ceres and District Community Councils. All documents including 60 or so objections can be seen by clicking on the link below
The Ministry of Defence haveobjected because of the impact on the air traffic control and surveillance radars at Leuchars and their objection can be seen on the following link
Application Reference: 14/03510/FULL Date 20.10.14
Proposal: Erection of 500 kW wind turbine (79m to blade tip)
Address: Muirhead Farm Fife
Application Reference: 13/00698/FULL
Proposal: Erection of wind turbine (49.5m) with associated meter house, hardstanding area and formation of access track
Address: Land To West Of Easter Pitscottie Farm Cupar Road Pitscottie Fife.
Application Reference: 13/02309/FULL Date : 08.08.13
Proposal: Erection of single Wind Turbine (45.5m total height to blade tip)
Address: Clatto Farm Cupar Fife KY15 7TG
In response to concerns by householders close to the site we objected to this proposal as did Ceres and District Community Council. The application came before the planning committee on 2nd July with a recommendation for approval. A motion for refusal was supported by a majority of the committee and it was refused by notice dated the 7th July 2014.
In July 2014 the status of the application on Fife Council planning website changed to case closed. A few weeks later, although he knows very well the CADEAP position on wind turbines, we had a visit from William Buttercase the owner of Blackfaulds Farm and his son Jim. He explained that he had hoped a turbine would have provided some long term income and security for his son and entered into an agreement with Ashton Smith which restricted his ability to sell his land. He is aware that the case is closed but no idea why as he has had no communication from the agent and he cannot make any telephone contact.
We were at the recent All-Energy Renewables Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow on 6th May 2015 and Element Power had a stand. RDS Element Power was the applicant named on the Screening Application for the three 100 metre turbines at Carskerdo.
We grabbed the chance to speak to Ruth Colak of Element Power who told us they no longer have any interest in the proposal but we have still to hear from their erstwhile partner RDS (Renewable Development Scotland) and the mysterious Douglas Henry who came to the Ceres and District Community Council meeting in September 2013.
Temporis Wind launched a three turbine proposal near Strathkinness and we attended the meeting. We spoke to their contract manager David Jazwa. He confirmed that they were not proceeding with the single turbine proposal at Carskerdo and sent us the following email
Another screening application has been lodged for a single turbine at Carskerdo Farm.
Not RDS Element Power this time who have a proposal for three 100 metre turbines at Carskerdo but Temporis Wind Limited. This developer is bringing forward small developments all over Scotland in an attempt to cash in on the Feed-in Tariff before it disappears. This development would be in “partnership” with the farmer who is no doubt desperate to make progress and boost his income.
The one thing that was abundantly clear from the visit of RDS Element Power director Douglas Henry to the Ceres and District Community Council meeting in Craigrothie on 9th September was that absolutely nothing was clear and Philip Mould from Struthers had this letter published in the Courier and the Fife Herald on the Friday following the meeting.