*It Takes A Lot Of Concrete (To Make A Wind Farm Grow)

Scot Gov Approves INFINIS Windy Edge of Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle’s Infinis’ Windy Edge

Note;

From BBC; Windy Edge wind farm appeal succeeds 9 June 2016

A wind farm rejected by a council as “incongruous and anachronistic”

incongruous; not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something (wind turbine array next to a medieval castle ). 
anachronistic; something that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing that belongs to an earlier time (wind turbine in contrast to the Hermitage Castle).  10/15/2016

has been approved on appeal. The nine-turbine Windy Edge project south of Hawick has been given the green light by a Scottish government reporter. Scottish Borders Council rejected the plans about a year ago due to concerns over its effect on the landscape. A reporter found it would have “no unacceptable environmental impacts” and ruled it could proceed. The project attracted more than 300 letters of opposition, along with more than 100 in support of the scheme.

RICHARD CROFT
Image (Hermitage Castle) caption;
A reporter found the development would not have an impact on nearby Hermitage Castle

Planning officials recommended refusal and councillors voted by six to two to reject the proposals. Supporters of the scheme claimed the turbines would have less of an impact on the landscape than forestry, and that it would help combat climate change. Now the Scottish government reporter has decided the project can go ahead. He concluded the development “would not impact on the setting” of the nearby Hermitage Castle and chapel.

Above added 11/4/2016 MSE

 

Windy Edge wind farm scheme rejected
29 June 2015 BBC
From the section South Scotland
Wind turbines
Councillors have refused plans for a wind farm south of Hawick due to concerns over its landscape impact.
Infinis UK wanted to put up nine turbines in the Windy Edge project north of Hermitage Castle.
The project had attracted more than 300 letters of opposition, along with more than 100 in support of the scheme.
Planning officials recommended refusal, saying it would be “incongruous and anachronistic”. Councillors voted by six to two to reject the proposals.
Supporters of the scheme claimed the turbines would have less of an impact on the landscape than forestry, and that it would help combat climate change.
Opponents believed there would be adverse visual impacts on areas like Hermitage Castle and the wider landscape.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-33310305

It Takes A Lot Of Concrete (To Make A Wind Farm Grow)

by Reiver Trail                                     for music;

 

http://reivertrail.bandcamp.com/track/it-takes-a-lot-of-concrete-to-make-a-wind-farm-grow

 

 

IT TAKES A LOT OF CONCRETE

(To Make A Wind Farm Grow)

 

Came to the Scottish Homeland

To track my history

Dreamed mountains and rivers

Flowing to the sea

Found giant turbines

Towering over me

 

(Chorus)

It takes a lot of concrete

To make a wind farm grow

Investors all get richer

Even when the winds don’t blow

Yon bonny braes

Gone before you know

 

Our ancestral landscapes

Lost to industry

Peat bogs and hillsides

Raped without mercy

All in the name

Of electricity

 

(Chorus)

It takes a lot of concrete

To make a wind farm grow

Investors all get richer

Even when the winds don’t blow

Yon bonny braes –

Gone before you know

 

Historic bridges broken

To widen access roads

Smug words are spoken

While sixty lorry loads

Of cold cement

For every turbine rolls

 

(Chorus)

It takes a lot of concrete

To make a wind farm grow

Investors all get richer

Even when the winds don’t blow

Yon bonny braes –

Gone before you know

 

Some ministers and Councillors

Play their weasel games

While neighbour battles neighbour

With bitterness and blame

Over a ‘bribe’

By any other name

 

(Chorus)

It takes a lot of concrete

To make a wind farm grow

Investors all get richer

Even when the winds don’t blow

Yon bonny braes –

Gone before you know

 

So-called ‘Friends of the Earth’

They say, “It must be done!”

Well, with ‘friends’ like that

The Earth must feel alone

While everybody

Looks out for Number One

 

(Chorus)

It takes a lot of concrete

To make a wind farm grow

Investors all get richer

Even when the winds don’t blow

Yon bonny braes –

Gone before you know

 

The speculators’ catchphrase

Is “We can mitigate…”

Deals done in secrecy

In club and grand estate

Our fuel bills rise

To fill their swollen plate  

Added 7/28/2013

Duke-of-Buccleuch-Buck

 

dukes chasing wind farm subsidies

 

Maggie Eliiott Chistopher Powell Wilkins

Christopher Powell Wilkins wind director Redheugh Newcastleton

No vote donors

 

Prince of Wales opposes wind farms.

MSE  5/5/2014

Hermitage Castle Wind Farm Proposal

 

Windmills Hermitage Castle

MSE 5/7/2014

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