The Druim Ba exhibition in Kiltarlity Village Hall 23rd June 2015
Members of STAG attended the Druim Ba exhibition in Kiltarlity Village Hall yesterday 23rd June 2015 The developers are Druim Ba Sustainable Energy Ltd (DBSE Ltd) . We were pretty shocked to be greeted by 4 security staff before entering the hall. Some visitors may have found this intimidating A poorly thought out exhibition with no leaflet handouts and the exhibits were arranged in such a way that you had to kneel on the floor to see these documents and it was very difficult to see the details of the current proposal. DBSE representatives on hand did not seem very well briefed on the project and not one of them had a name badge so you didn’t know whether they were a representative of DBSE or member of the public. It is an insult on the local people to subject them to another round of protests and objections when the previous application was clearly rejected by both local residents and the Scottish Government. The location of this application is the same as before but with a reduced number of turbines. However, even with this reduction, the visual impact is appalling and will not only seriously affect those living in the vicinity, but will also affect the overall amenity. The ZTV map clearly shows the turbines will be visible for miles around, affecting the Affric Kintail Way, the Great Glen Way as well as many other popular walks. According to the ZTV’s provided by DBSE – bearing in mind these images on their web site are very poor quality – it appears many areas, including Balbeg, Balnalick, Corrish and Upper Gartally, will be able to see these turbines as well as the Cnoc an Eas turbines
The developers web site is http://www.druimbasustainableenergy.com/ .
STAG will keep you informed as to any further developments.