Update on 28 January 2017
MSP Mike Rumbles has tabled a parliamentary motion to be placed before the Scottish Parliament on 7th Feb, that we believe will help all Scottish campaigns to stop the impact of overhead transmission lines on the Scottish Landscape. Timing is short for input to the democratic system. If you can, please act this week!
Vote information (item 5 on the agenda): http://senedd.
I thought that I would let you know what I have been doing since the public meeting on Monday evening.
With best regards
Update on 12 July 2016
- Please see article plus photo in today’s P&J
- Press release also sent to Inverurie Advertiser, Donside Piper, Huntly Express and North East Community Radio
- CLAMPA now has an associated organsation, WAPA -West Aberdeenshire Pylon Action, whose focus is to oppose the need to put huge pylons between Huntly, Tillyfourie and Kintore through unspoiled beautiful landscape next to Bennachie and National Trust properties
- WAPA has a website (www.wapa.org.uk) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1749680525298067/) – join WAPA by sending email to email@example.com
- CLAMPA has 136 members on Facebook – many are in addition to the 97 receiving this update email
- New posters for WAPA and also CLAMPA have been designed, printed and are going up throughout the area
- CLAMPA and WAPA have received separate voluntary cash donations – for posters, literature, website fees, and anything to advance our case, donations and spend itemised and published – more donations will be gratefully received to either group
- Briefing notes issued to MSPs and MPs asking for their help to question SSE’s plans and to register our opposition to SSE
- Craigearn community got into action by launching a CLAMPA raft in the Kemnay to Inverurie raft race in June to raise our profile
- SSE have delayed issuing their promised report on their consultation to early August citing “…the volume of comments received and other factors…” Thanks to all who commented to SSE – we suggest that you continue to object to firstname.lastname@example.org and politicians. Some further possible points:
- this new line is really about connecting Shetland, Orkney and Moray Firth power to the Central Belt – all of which will arrive at Keith via buried submarine or land cabling
- none of us were consulted about landing all this new energy at Keith
- instead of overhead land lines from Keith, submarine cabling should be routed directly past Peterhead, straight down to the Firth of Forth
- failing that, SSE should upgrade the existing 275kV line from Keith to Kintore. They feebly have said the clearances on the pylon arms won’t let them do that – so they should either design simple upgrade kits (put this out to competitive tender?) or replace the pylons there since the wayleaves are already in place.
- why are these new 400 kV pylons to be 50m high when the upgraded 400kV pylons from Keith to Kintore are only 42m high (over-specification?)
Please visit our websites and join our Facebook pages – and keep objecting!
for and on behalf of
West Aberdeenshire Pylon Action www.wapa.org.uk
Craigearn, Leschangie and Monymusk Pylon Action www.clampa.org