RES to appeal thumbs-down for 22-MW Scottish wind project
Dec 18, 2013 - UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES Group) said today it would lodge an appeal this week against the decision of the Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland to reject the up to 22-MW Freasdail wind scheme.
The company submitted a planning application for the project in October 2012, while in September 2013 the local council’s Planning Protective Services and Licensing Committee refused approval to the 11-turbine scheme. Now RES is preparing an appeal with the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) in Scotland.
Neil Martin, development project manager at RES, said that the company is still sure that the project would not have any negative impact on nationally or regionally important landscape features in the area.
The wind farm, if approved and built, will be able to generate enough electricity for as many as 13,000 households, RES calculates. The initial plan was for 16 turbines, but the developer cut their number after feedback from consultees and the community.