Shetland Islands Council has failed us regarding the Viking Energy windfarm.
1. They failed to offer us extensive consultation before recommending this massive project, funded by our money;
2. They failed to listen to their own planning department, who advised them in a 69 page report, compiled by experts over many months, that this project was completely unsuitable for Shetland;
3. They failed to vote for the opportunity to have a public local inquiry where the facts would have been examined in detail.
Their theory appears to be: don’t give anyone the opportunity to say anything they’d rather not hear.
Judging by their previous record, they have failed to make the right decision regarding any major project, eg Anderson High School, Bressay bridge, Nörrona etc. The Viking Energy project will be their biggest, most expensive and most controversial to date. No wonder so many people are extremely worried.
Norman and Elizabeth Jamieson
34 West Baila,