Items on the agenda at Inveresk

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Inveresk Community Council will meet on Monday to discuss a number of planning applications that could affect the Inveresk area.

First on the agenda will be the application for a 17-turbine wind farm at Nathro Hill.

The proposed Nathro Hill Wind Farm, due west of Nathro Hill on the Careston Estate in Angus, is about 10 kms to the north-west of the A90, 13 km from Brechin and 10 km west of Edzell. Eurowind’s proposal consists of 17 turbines of approximately 3.5 MW each for a maximum installed capacity of around 60 MW.

Each turbine will be a total height of up to 135m with a rotor size of 107m and an individual blade length of 52m. The group will discuss the application papers and it is hoped that a member of Angus Council’s planning department will attend the meeting to answer any queries the group may have.

Also on the agenda will be Angus Council’s implementation guide for renewable energy proposals. The implementation guide, available from the council’s website, explains and clarifies for developers and the general public the existing Angus Local Plan Review policy base that will be used by Angus Council in determining renewable energy planning applications. It also provides links to a wide range of related information sources.

Next up will be a discussion regarding the Struan Quarry development for a sand and gravel quarry on land south east of the Edzell Wood plantation on the Dalhousie Estate. For more information see the front page.

Another topic under the spot light will be Angus Council’s community council scheme review which could see membership of Inveresk Community Council being reduced from 21 members to just seven. It is also proposed that the minimum age required to stand for or vote at a Community Council election remains at 16 with the caveat that any person wishing to do so must be named on the electoral register for the area. Time permitting the group will also discuss bridge repairs, the proposed development at Newesk, Edzell Woods, and the chance to get an update from ward councillors.

The meeting will take place at The Retreat, Glen Esk on Monday, August 13 at 7.30 pm.