Why has E.On `reduced' the scale of Legerwood-Corsbie?
We suspect that they haven't really, and that this, or something very
similar, has been their intention all along.
- The main feature of the `reduced' proposal is the removal
of 5 turbines to the west of the Legerwood-Dodds road.
- The proftability of these turbines would have been less than those
to the east. This would be due to the cost of crossing the road and a gas pipeline,
the extra construction track and electrical connection.
- No anemometry was carried out west of the road, where the
ground is about 50m lower and so less windy. The main site is
already more than 100m lower than existing wind farms such as
Dun Law and Longpark.
- It has been suggested that the original 48MW maximum capacity
could not have been connected to the grid at Gordon, but might
have involved running new powerlines, possibly underground, as far
- An early proposal seen by Lauderdale Community Council had
turbines only on this `reduced' area.
- It has been known for developers to propose initially a scheme
in excess of their real intentions in an effort to gain credit
for responding to a publiuc outcry.