One of the first items we added to this website was the 2007 quote from Jim Mather that we leave at the top of our sidebar. Fast forward to 2015 and Fergus Ewing, after refusing the Sandy Knowe windfarm says:
“We need a balanced approach in taking forward this policy and have to consider what impact any development would have on the local area.
That is why I have refused permission for the proposed Sandy Knowe wind farm, which would have had an unacceptable landscape and visual impact, in the Dumfries and Galloway area.”
With threats to our region as prevalent as ever we hope this concern for landscape and quality of life is not just for show.
With the California windfarm application now live without even waiting for a decision on the met’ mast appeal please sign the Save Wigtown Bay petition and object to the development in your own words by writing to Dumfries & Galloway Council. It matters.