Action Against Tibberchindy Windfarm - an opportunity to have your opinion heard!

Infinis Energy have submitted the application for this development with Aberdeenshire Planning on the 15th October 2012.
The application reference number is APP/2012/3405.
The expiry date for Public Comment is 22nd November.  See the "What You Can Do" section of our website for more information. 
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About Us

No To Tibberchindy Windfarm is non political campaign group of people who live in and around Alford Aberdeenshire.  We care about the environment, sustainability, the beauty and the Heritage  of Scotland.

We welcome you to join our campaign group, wherever you may live, and unite with us to campaign against the proposed development by Infinis Energy for Six 115 Metre turbines on the famous Coiliochbhar Hill beside the Howe of Alford.

The Site Location

Follow this link to go to a document that includes a wireline diagram of the site proposed for the wind farm and its location near Alford.

This website details our arguments against the proposed wind farm at Tibberchindy.
 
Please register your name and contact details on our Registration Page on this website - Contact us here.


 

THE CAMPAIGN GROUP

The No To Tibberchindy Windfarm Campaign Group is greatly concerned about the proliferation of wind turbines despoiling our landscape, particularly the application by Infinis Energy to build a wind farm at Tibberchindy, 5Km to the West of Alford.  We fully believe we must all act urgently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however we must act transparently equitably and above all we must act efficiently reducing CO2 emissions at the lowest marginal cost.  Far greater emphasis on investment should be made on the reduction of energy consumption and improvements to the national housing stock, but little is being done in this regard.  Many people remain profligate in their use of energy while at the same time an increasing number of Scottish people are in fuel poverty.  Building totemic turbines on every hill does not make a sustainable low carbon economy.

The current policy of subsidy and delegation to private development is resulting in the proliferation of small and medium sized wind farms.  Fewer, larger wind farms sited with more consideration for efficiency in both their construction and transmission would have far less impact on our landscape and our local populations.  The current policy is resulting in a grossly inequitable transfer of wealth from residents and electricity consumers to land owners and developers.

Similarly the planning system is failing those who we had believed it was designed to protect.  How can the construction of massive dynamic towers well over 100 metres tall be allowed to be built atop hills previously designated as Areas of Landscape Significance (ALS) when planners refuse minor changes to dwellings that have no impact to others.

It is demoralising to see innovative business fail due to a lack of bank funding lowering exports and real economic growth when funding is available for wind farms supported by subsidy.

We appeal to readers of this website to object to the application for Tibberchindy Wind Farm (APP/2012/3405) through the Aberdeenshire Planning web site, or by letter to the Planning Department.

We invite you to join our campaign group, wherever you may live, and unite with us to campaign against the proposed development by Infinis Energy on the famous Coiliochbhar Hill beside the Howe of Alford.

This website details our arguments against the proposed wind farm at Tibberchindy.
 
Please register your name and contact details on our Registration Page on this website - Contact us here.