A planning application has been submitted by Comsol Energy Limited for the construction of a solar farm to the North East of Wee Minnemoer, just to the East of the the Glaid Stone and the Highest Point viewing area. Although the application is basically a repeat of the one submitted in 2016, North Ayrshire Council will treat it as a new submission.
The Community Council is consulting the island about this because it is our role to represent the community’s opinion in planning applications.
Why are we concerned?
While we support the move to a carbon neutral island and we are in favour of solar power, we have serious concerns about this particular application. We do not feel it would be in the right location for such a significant installation, and we feel it would have a negative impact on the island. There will be no economic benefit to the island and we feel an installation of this size should help those who live here.
What do we need from you?
Please give us just 5 minutes to read this summary and give us or North Ayrshire Council your views no later than 28 August.
What if I support this application?
Tell us. We are keen to have a genuinely representative view from the island community as well as those from other communities who would look onto the solar farm.
How do I respond?
We will distribute flyers through letterboxes with a response form on the back. Alternatively you can collect a flyer from Caldwells, Cumbrae Forum Shop, The Hub, The Library, The Premier, Webbs or any other participating shop and complete the back page with your comments. We won’t keep your details, we will count positive/negative responses and pass on your comments to the Planning Team at North Ayrshire Council.
Alternatively you can write a letter, or post your flyer comments to: Planning Services, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE. Or you can email North Ayrshire Council at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Quote Ref 22/00385/PP). Or you can go to the North Ayrshire Council website and submit a comment online