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Ardtaraig Wind Farm Refused by local committee

27 March 2019

On Tuesday 26th March, following a site visit by the Planning Committee members the previous day, Ardtaraig Wind Farm went before the committee at a public hearing in the Queens Hall, Dunoon.  Council officers, statutory consultees and the general public made presentations alongside Infinergy after which there was an extensive question session and debate among Members.  Members thanked those members of the public who presented both in favour of the application and against and ultimately voted in line with Officer recommendation to refuse the project on visual impact grounds, 8 votes to 4.

 

Infinergy will now review the Council’s comments and determine whether or not to take the project forwards via the Appeals process. 

Planning Application Submitted

AUGUST 2018

The applicaiton to build Ardtaraig Wind Farm has now been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council.  All of the documents, including the professionally prepared landscape visualisations are available to view or download in the downloads section of this website. The reference number for the application is 18/01516/PP.  You can make a comment via the council's website www.argyll-bute.gov.uk or you can write to them.  If you would like to support the project, you can find a letter template here.  You have until Saturday 8th September to respond. You have until Saturday 8th September to respond (although the council may accept late representations). You can email your submission to the council at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   The postal address to write to is: 

 

Ms Arlene Knox, 
Planning Services
Argyll and Bute Council
Lochgilphead,
Argyll
PA31 8RT

Community Open Days for Ardtariag Wind Farm

After an initial feasibility review and on-site environmental assessments, the possibilities for a wind farm are beginning to take shape. Now that we've submitted Scoping to get formal feedback from statutory consultees in the planning process, Infinergy would like your input!

To ensure the local community is fully consulted on the plans, we would like to invite you to our Community Open Days to have a look at and discuss proposals with the team…and of course enjoy tea or coffee and cake at the same time.

We'll be sending out a newsletter in the coming weeks which will give all the details, but in the meantime, the dates and venues for our open days are as follows:

   Glendaruel Hall, Wednesday 22nd February, 2-6pm

   Colintraive Hall, Thursday 23rd February, 2-7pm

   Please come along, we look forward to meeting you.

Met Mast Application for Ardtaraig Approved

An application to erect a met mast on Ardtaraig Estate in Argyll and Bute has been approved by the local planning authority (App Ref: 17/02949/PP).  The mast, measuring 80m in height will gather wind data to assist with the development of the Ardtaraig Wind Farm proposal, and is expected to be erected in late April.  Full details can be found at https://publicaccess.argyll-bute.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OZDBTUCHHS800

 

Ardtaraig Wind Farm Scoping Report Submitted

Renewable energy developer Infinergy has now submitted a scoping report for a potential wind farm site at Ardtaraig in Argyll & Bute.  The Scoping Report, submitted to Argyll & Bute Council presents a proposal consisting of 10 wind turbines.  The full report can be found in the Downloads section of this website.