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Write to: The Energy Consents Unit Meridian Court 5 Cadogan Street Glasgow G2 6AT Jan 2008 e-mail: email@example.com For the attention of Mr Paul Smith (Case officer for the application) Planning Application to erect a further 15 x 406 foot windturbines plus 3 x 357 foot windturbines at Cairn Uish (Rothes) Dear Sir, I would like to register an objection to the above application for the following reasons. Add your own comments here Please DATE your letter or e-mail AND give your Name Address e-mail Telephone Some of the reasons for objecting are below. 1. This wind farm is proven to be only 25% efficient in terms of the actual electricity generated compared to its theoretical capacity. (Actual OFGEM figures). This is a bit like saying that for 9 months of the year it does nothing. As a tax payer I object to the government wasting my money on such inefficient projects. 2. Adding extra turbines will contribute to the unacceptable cumulative impact of the windfarms in, bordering on and planned for Moray with the very real threat of damage to our tourism industry which does create real jobs and local revenues. 3 Moray has more than contributed to the Scottish Executive renewable targets. There are currently over 10% of all the turbines in Scotland in the Moray area. 4. The site is over 900 feet above sea level and 18 additional turbines, 15 of which are 80 feet taller than Big Ben and would have an unacceptable visual impact and loss of amenity for a large part of Moray. 5. If consented, this windfarm would seriously affect the water catchment for the River Lossie and put at risk the salmon and sea trout breeding grounds. There are scientific studies into the damage caused by construction on peat moorland that show there is a real risk. 6. The damage to the peat structure would release huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Scientific analysis at places on Dava Moor, show that up to 50% of the dry weight of the peat is stored carbon. 7. Any carbon dioxide savings claimed by the developer would be irrelevant in terms of climate change. 8. It contravenes Moray‘s Structure Plan in that it would not „maintain and improve the natural and built environment‟ 9. It contravenes SPP1 which emphasises the need for “minimising Greenfield development”, “conserving important historic and cultural assets”, “protecting and enhancing areas for recreation and natural heritage”, and states “Environmental justice requires us to recognise the cumulative impact of environmental disbenefits and work towards ensuring people do not have to live in degraded surroundings”. 10: Self catering / B&B businesses I run a small self catering business and if you look at our web site, you can see how much importance is placed on the natural environment and beautiful scenery as our countryside is vital for attracting visitors to Scotland and there are hundreds of other small businesses like myself all working to bring people to Scotland generating real revenues and real jobs. 13 – How might it affect you??