Correspondence

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Letter to Aberdeenshire Council Planning Manager

In response to a letter received from Aberdeenshire Council stating the reason why an application for a 76m tall wind turbine was not subjected to a community consultation was because it was not classed as a 'major' development, Struan has written back to the council requesting further details as to its planning process, especially around what counts as a 'major' development.

Please click here to read the letter in full.

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Letter to Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Struan has sent a letter to Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse asking why property values are currently not a material consideration in the planning process, particularly with regards to wind farm applications.

A similar letter was also sent to Scottish Local Government Minister Derek Mackay MSP, Aberdeenshire Council and North Ayrshire Council.

Please click here to read the letter in full.

Thursday, 28th February 2013

Letter to Commission regarding welfare of horses and wind turbines

Struan has written a letter to Harry Vassallo, the Commission cabinet member responsible for animal health and welfare, to highlight new research on horse welfare and wind turbines.  He also urges the Commission to assess and evaluate this link further.

Please click here to read the letter in full.

Please click here to read a summary of the research.