Our only way to stop the HoF Windfarm, and to prevent further wind farms from following it, is to ensure that there is a Public Enquiry.

Here are instructions to object to the proposal to develop a windfarm on the Hill of Fare.  

Write an email to the ECU at representations@gov.scot and copy it to your councillors 

This needs to be done before 2nd February 2024. The more emails they receive the better and if they are for genuine planning reasons, outlined below, the more chance they will have of being considered.

Anyone can object but they need to be 18 or older. Each member of your household can object provided they have a unique email address.

If you are more experienced in dealing with planning matters please chose your own methods to object but include the two references below, your name in block capitals, full return email address and postal address.


FIND YOUR COUNCILLOR

Ward 13 – Westhill and District

cllr.i.walker@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 
cllr.f.joji@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 
cllr.c.miller@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 
cllr.r.mckail@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Ward 16 – Banchory and Mid Deeside

cllr.y.chouturvey@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 
cllr.e.durno@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.ann.ross@aberdeenshire.gov.uk 

Ward 15 – Upper Deeside and Donside

cllr.g.blackett@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.s.brown@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.a.kloppert@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Ward 18 – Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

cllr.w.agnew@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.d.black@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.s.dickinson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
cllr.a.turner@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

ECU

representations@gov.scot

if you live outside these two wards, follow this link to find your councillors

DRAFT AN EMAIL TO THE ECU AND COPY TO ALL YOUR COUNCILLORS

deadline2nd February 2024
two references in the subject lineECU00004592 and Aberdeenshire Council APP/2023/2196
includeNAME (in block capitals), postal address, full return email

STATE YOUR REASONS FOR YOUR OBJECTION

here are some suggestions 

                    – Landscape and visual impact
                    – Nature, environment, biodiversity (birds, animals, peat)
                    – Damage to local water supplies – farms, residents, river Dee
                    – Local nuisance – noise, flicker,
                    – No sustainable, long-term economic benefit locally or nationally
                    – Health and well being
                    – Construction disruption to local business and residents

If you need more detail of these suggestions follow this link to the latest flyer. If you would like to see the whole application which gives a full statement of everything the developer is proposing follow this link. It is easy to find the chapters and diagrams you may be interested in.


SEND YOUR COMPLETED EMAIL 

watch for an acknowledgement of your submission.


Here are some guidelines for writing objection letters that we can use to get prepared for when the application is submitted.

https://www.planningdemocracy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PD_HOW-TO-RESPOND_MAR20.pdf

Examples of valid planning objections are listed on p.9, and those generally not valid are on p.10.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch with the HoFWIG team at info@hilloffare.org.

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