Monday, 31 August 2009

Eishken Windfarm

The John Muir Trust, who objects to the current planning application for the Eishken Windfarm, has commissioned a report into the economic benefits of said windfarm. The developers state that more than 100 jobs will be created, but the JMT report puts that number at about 30. The visual impact of the Eishken and Pairc windfarms will be great, and it appears that according to the JMT report, little economic benefit will be had from a project that will impact the islands adversely in other ways.

However, it looks very likely that the planning application, currently before the Comhairle, will be rubberstamped for approval.

1 comment:

  1. Just been rubber stamped by the planning committee. I hope that those who object to this development have lobbied their various councillors. If you are on the other side of the island and think that this is of no concern to you, think again when planning goes ahead for other schemes on the island.