SAVE OUR HILLS

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

Save Our Hills has been set up to achieve a fairer balance between current onshore wind farm development and Scotland’s valued wildlife, landscape and environment.

 

We want to protect these things for our communities and our visitors, for now and for the future.

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OUR MISSION

Save Our Hills has been set up to achieve a fairer balance between current onshore wind farm development and Scotland’s valued wildlife, landscape and environment.

We want to protect these things for our communities and our visitors, for now and for the future.

Save Our Hills was formed in 2020 by people living in Dumfries and Galloway to campaign against the further spread of wind farms across the region and to persuade the Scottish Government to change its energy policy.

We fear the Scottish Government has become obsessed with onshore wind farms whatever the cost to communities and in the face of local opposition.

The group agrees that wind farms have an important part to play in a mixed-energy future.  But Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway in particular, is being overwhelmed by wind farms, both operational and proposed.

Although nothing is perfect, the best solution at present may lie offshore, as currently proposed by the UK government’s December 2020 White Paper. Better still, however, might be a nuclear fusion reactor currently being considered as a possibility for Chapelcross in Dumfries & Galloway.

Dumfries and Galloway and the immediate surrounding area already has 1,000 MW of installed wind farm capacity while the demand for electricity in the region is less than 100 MW.  In other words, it is already a substantial exporter of electricity.  Furthermore, its landscape is being wrecked for the benefit of other areas, particularly England.

If you want to learn more about the virtues and vices of wind farms, have a look at this link – https://scotlandagainstspin.org/wind-energy-faqs/

Energiekontor has applied to Dumfries & Galloway Council to vary the planning permission for Cornharrow wind farm to increase the turbine height from 149.9 m to 180 m and to reduce the number of turbines from 8 to 7. The deadline for objections is 28 November 2021. The Council's reference is 21/1766/S42.