Final preparations ahead of windfarm review

Final preparations are underway for the judicial review of the Viking Energy windfarm, which is due to get underway tomorrow.

The hearing, called for by Sustainable Shetland, will sit  in the Court of Session in Edinburgh and is expected to last up to four days.

Developers behind the 103-turbine windfarm, Viking Energy Partnership, will also be represented at the hearing.

The main legal argument being advanced by the protest group is that Scottish ministers should have ordered a public inquiry into the windfarm. They say ministers failed in their duties under the EU Birds Directive in relation to whimbrel.

Sustainable Shetland, which has nearly 850 members, has already secured a protective expenses order for the case.


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  • sean peterson

    • January 29th, 2013 19:29

    While I believe it is in the best interest of all of Scotland to address to practice self-reliance, personal industry and sound investment and whereas I believe that wind energy will serve Scotland and Shetland well, nothing is more wrong than a government not informing its constituents of public policy. Viking energy could serve the Shetland well but when her people returned 67.0% descent to 33.0 agree on the policy then more public debate should have been addressed. My Grandfather lived here in America after leaving Shetland in his youth and I would hate to see his place of birth become a site for build first and hope and pray that Deep Swells where the North Winds blow do not cause a Turbine to come crashing down and kill someone.


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