Dunion Hill, Jedburgh, threatened by proposals for a wind farm

Letter from the Chairman DHCG 21st April 2009

Dear Supporter,

Knowing we had a large number of staunch supporters gave our group a strong incentive to fight hard against the proposed turbines on Dunion Hill and Blacklaw. After a long, drawn out campaign the appeal was dismissed, as most of you will already know.

This came as a huge relief to us and was widely welcomed by the public and Scottish Borders Council as the landscape of the Jed, Rule and Teviot valleys will not be ruined by out-of-scale turbines.

The group's job is now finished and I therefore take this opportunity on behalf of us all to thank you most sincerely for your much valued support.

Yours Sincerely

Andrew Nicholson (chairman DHCG)

PS. We still have a funding gap to meet the costs of the inquiry and if anyone wishes to help it will be welcomed. Cheques to Dunion Hill Conservation Group and sent to me at: The Old Manse, Bedrule TD9 8TD

NB. Some former members of DHCG will continue to support SBC and any other government or public body wishing to protect the Borders from inappropriate wind farm sites. To this end we will be campaigning for Areas of Great Landscape Value (AGLV) and National Scenic Area (NSA) status for much of the region. Reviews for this area status have not been made since the 1960’s! Most of the Borders have thus been left ‘open’ for development until now.

To view the full DHCG website, and the arguments which led to our victory CLICK HERE
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