On a proposal by Ward 4 C'llr Ian Campbell, the recommendation of the P&K's Planning Officers that approval be given to the application by I&H Brown for the erection of seven 'towering' turbines at North Caliachar, south of Aberfeldy, was defeated at the Development Control Committee meeting on 14 May by 7 to 5 votes.
Addressing the councillors in support of the local objectors were Ann Cowan and Nan Johnstone of Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council.  Their case was forcefully underpinned by Helen McDade, Head of Policy at the Pitlochry-based conservation body the John Muir Trust.

Campaigners resisting 'the industrialisation of the Highland Perthshire landscape' were jubilant over the outcome. They spoke of the 'race for wind energy' bearing far too disproportionately in this part of the county to the degradation of the quality of life of local communities and the appeal of the area to vitally important visitor contributions to the local economy.

See also: Conservation Trust Slams P&K Procedures



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