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Proposed Whitelee Windfarm development
ScottishPower has now submitted an application to build and
operate a windfarm at Whitelee Forest, south of Glasgow. This leaflet
provides information on some key points identified during the
environmental assessment process and which are reported fully in
the Environmental Statement. Details on where to view the
Environmental Statement and how to obtain copies of the Non
Technical Summary or further information are provided at the end
of this leaflet.
Over the past 6 months we have consulted with over 75
organisations and groups, including 25 local community councils,
and spoken with some 300 local people at a series of exhibitions.
During this consultation the design of the windfarm has evolved in
response to comments received, allowing it to be fully optimised
taking into account all environmental, technical and local criteria.
ScottishPower is committed to ensuring windfarm development at
Whitelee Forest is sensitively designed with regard to local
communities and the environment. We have sought not just to
minimise any effects, but also to enhance the local environment
through improved wildlife habitats and access for public recreation.
The Environmental Statement
A comprehensive Environmental Statement accompanies the
application. It reports the findings of the thorough environmental
assessment process that has evaluated all potential environmental
effects of windfarm development at this site. It includes details of
design features and practical measures to minimise any adverse
effects or disturbance, and addresses issues raised during
consultation. It also confirms the substantial environmental benefits
that the project will bring.
The Environmental Statement addresses the following topics:
landscape and visual amenity
archaeology and cultural heritage