"Clear Voice in Europe”
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.
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.
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.