Clock Lodge plans spark outrage among businesses

clock-lodge-lochgilpheadA plan to upgrade the Clock Lodge in Lochgilphead could fall at the first hurdle as businesses in the town fiercely oppose the development of a Harbro store on nearby land.

A planning application has been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council which,if agreed,would see a 200sqm retail unit,300sqm storage unit and staff offices built within the grounds of the lodge.

But 40 letters of objection have been lodged with Argyll and Bute Council;the majority are from Lochgilphead business owners.

For the full details,see Argyllshire Advertiser,March 14 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Ardrishaig wind farm scaled back

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image3157295A third planning application for a wind farm to sit in the hills above Ardrishaig is to be submitted to the Scottish Government,as the developer insists it has listened to locals’concerns about the project.

EDF Energy,the company behind Cruach Brenfield Wind Farm,has said the proposed number of turbines has dropped from 25 to 18,while the energy output is 59.4 megawatts.

For details on exhibitions of the plans in Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 14 2014 also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Don’t stay silent on wind turbine plans

Urban wind farmArdrishaig residents are being urged to make their voices heard on wind turbine proposals –before it’s too late.

The appeal comes from Ed Laughton,chairman of Ardrishaig Community Council,who has warned that plans for turbines at Inverneill should not be viewed as ‘out of sight,out of mind’.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,November 15 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

 

Energy expert pursues turbine plans

A RENEWABLE energy expert has revealed this week that he will pursue plans to build an 84-metre wind turbine on the Skipness Road,despite opposition in the area. Continue reading Energy expert pursues turbine plans

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