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New Cartland windfarm application causes turbulence

Cause of controversy...the site of the previous application on Cartland Muir between Kilnkadzow and Cartland which villagers fought against - and won (Pic Lindsay Addison)

Cause of controversy...the site of the previous application on Cartland Muir between Kilnkadzow and Cartland which villagers fought against - and won (Pic Lindsay Addison)

 

A NEW windfarm application has been submitted near the village of Cartland – sparking a furious reaction from some locals.

The 66 metre turbine plan, which was submitted by Lanark-based Planterra Energy, is on land at Craigen Hill.

However, the application has not gone down well with some locals who famously fought a battle against two huge 125 metre turbines back in 2011.

One concerned Cartland resident, who asked not to be named, said: “People do not want to see a turbine erected on their doorstep. It is very close to both Cartland and Kilncadzow.”

But Planterra Energy director William Reilly countered these arguments, saying: “The turbine would be located in a relatively isolated location. There are no properties in close proximity. A 66 metre turbine is almost half the size of the previous application.”

South Lanarkshire Council is expected to make a decision in May or June. For the full story, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.

What’s your view? Comment on our website or write to Editor Julie Currie, 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk

 

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