Date set for final decision on wind farm

The date for a public hearing which will have the final say on plans for the UK’s largest community wind farm was revealed today.

A meeting on Tuesday September 17 will decide the fate of the Cove Community Wind Farm, Argyll and Bute Council has announced.

The proposals for five turbines have proved hugely controversial, with more than 2,500 comments from the public – three times the figure for the Waitrose application in Helensburgh.

Most of the comments have been in favour of the plans by Rosneath Peninsula west Community Development Trust, which says it would create more than £300,000 per year for local causes in Cove, Kilcreggan, Portkil, Peaton and Ardpeaton.

But more than 1,000 people have objected to the plans, which are recommended for refusal by council planning officials after coming in for criticism from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The final decision however will be made by the elected members of the council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee at the hearing in the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, which will start at 9.30am.


  1. Definitely? I doubt the trust can afford an appeal but could the SNP government step on as they did with Trump’s golf and housing plan?

  2. Some very good letters in the Advertiser this week. Come on TRUST tell the truth for once and explain to the world about the other company set up? or are you trying to pull the wool on the whole village?

  3. Interesting story on here about hydro schemes. Would there have been objections to hydro on the peninsula? Someone certainly thinks its feasible – see the story from June 8 last year

    • What is on the rumours that the trust is to be folded and planning application is to be withdrawn?

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