Achany wind farm stop notice – clarification from SSE
The stop notice issued by Highland Council for Achany wind farm was temporary and was lifted on 10 June, four days after it was served. This followed a meeting with the Highland Council at which it was agreed that the issuing of a stop notice had been inappropriate. SSE has been actively dealing with noise concerns from two local residents, which occur under very specific conditions, and has a good relationship with these residents.
There are a number of other inaccuracies in the media coverage including: the number of turbines, the capital cost for the project, the stop notice remaining in place for a month, suggestions that the noise complaints originate from the start of generation and an impression that SSE had dismissed local residents’ concerns.
SSE prides itself on its record of being a good neighbour to communities around our wind farms, working within the noise parameters set out by Scottish Government and are fully committed to responding to any concerns on the operation of our sites.
(Source: press release from SSE website)