9th August 2005
45 New Monklands West
Councillor Sophia Coyle
C/04/01624/FUL:Erection of 2 x 60m High Wind Turbines With 66m Diameter Blades. Council minded to grant subject to Section 75 Agreement and Bond of Caution.
C/04/01624/FUL Erection of 2 x 64.5m High Wind Turbines with 70m Diameter Blades (Amended Details) : Pending Consideration.
Zoned as Restrict Development within Countryside Around Towns (Policy GB2) within Monklands District Local Plan 1991
Contrary to Development Plan:
Leisure Services Scottish Natural Heritage
Advertised 24‘h August 2005
It is proposed to erect a temporary 50 metre high meteorological mast for a two year period, on rough grazing land close to Greendykeside Farm, by Longriggend. There are a number of remote houses around the site, the closest of which is ‘Avonview Cottage’ around 340m to the west. The mast would be made of galvanised steel, be held up by four sets of guying wires and on top would be a wind vane and two anemometers. The equipment would be powered by solar panels thus removing the need for an electricity supply.