Extracts from letters of objection
All representations can be found on the Energy Consents Unit website. Published below are extracts from some of the responses received so far.
RSPB - Response to Energy Consents Unit
"Those turbines that are designated for open ground habitats (T1, 4-14, 17-22, 32-43 and 73-75) will likely have a significant negative impact on the golden eagle through loss of important foraging habitat. Therefore, complete removal of these turbines from the design would adequately mitigate against the impacts stated."
"The removal of all turbines from open ground habitats should significantly reduce the collision risk associated with the development, the risk of displacement and subsequent habitat loss and the impact on roost sites.
The removal of open ground turbines will also significantly reduce potential negative impacts on black grouse."