Focus on wind farm plans for Kirrie area

KIRRIEMUIR Community Council is going down a new route in a bid to deal with major developments such as proposals to create a wind farms in the area.

In a bid to stream-line the main monthly meetings and start a consultation with the community, it has been decided to convene a sub-committee to provide a forum to discuss specific wind farm proposals.

“We have decided to go down this route rather than including lengthy discussion about this topic in our main monthly meetings,” explains a community council spokesperson.

“The plan is to provide a forum to discuss specific windfarm proposals, ask questions; and to help the community councillors understand the views of the wider community prior to making any submissions to Angus Council’s planning department on current or future developments.

“The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 7 pm at Fairlie House, Kirriemuir.

“The directors of the proposed Carrach Windfarm will attend, to answer questions about that development specifically.

“We are aware of at least one other proposal to submit a planning application for a wind farm in the area and so the meeting is not just restricted to the Carrach proposal but to discussion of the wider topic.

“In addition to being a public meeting to which everyone is welcome there is scope for people to get involved with this group on a regular basis if they have strong views on this topic, so we will also discuss future meetings and their format. This first meeting will be just an hour in length, so if people have strong views or questions to ask but have other commitments we hope they can still fit this in.

“If you are unable to attend but would like a question asked you could e-mail or drop a written note into the Access Office in Kirriemuir marked “Windfarm meeting c/o Community Planning” by 30 August 30.

“We look forward to seeing all interested community members at the meeting.”