Strathy South and Strathy Wood Campaign

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Internationally-acclaimed peatland habitats, stunning landscapes and precious wildlife, including magnificent golden eagles, can all be found at the heart of the Flow Country.

In fact, this unique area is so important for nature that it is being proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - but much of this is at threat.

A 39-turbine wind farm, proposed by SSE at Strathy South, will set back years of hard work to restore and protect vital habitats across the Flow Country. We are already working together with local partners, grazing committees and crofters to combat damage done in the 1980s by the planting of alien conifers. We do not want to see the same mistakes repeated by permitting a wind farm on such an inappropriate and important site.

Another developer, E.ON, has applied for an 18-turbine windfarm, Strathy Wood, immediately to the east of Strathy South. The turbines are all to be located close to the boundary of an internationally important wildlife site.

If these were to go ahead, golden eagles, hen harriers, red- and black-throated divers, greenshanks, dunlins and golden plovers could disappear from our landscape - not a nice thought is it?

We need wind farms where they can help protect homes for wildlife, not destroy them.

Add your name to ours and say "NO" to the proposal for wind farms at Strathy South and Strathy Wood.

This petition was updated on 20 July 2015, following additional clarity provided on species impacts and reductions in turbine numbers made by the energy companies, SSE and E.ON.

The Strathy South public local inquiry considered the reduced, 39-turbine application, as submitted in December 2014. Further information on a revised, 18 turbine layout for the Strathy Wood application was added to the submitted environmental statement on 29 May 2015.

This petition originally stated "A 47-turbine wind farm, proposed at Strathy South, will set back years of hard work to restore and protect vital habitats across the Flow Country. We are already working together with local partners, grazing committees and crofters to combat damage done in the 1980s by the planting of alien conifers. We do not want to see the same mistakes repeated by permitting a wind farm on such an inappropriate and important site. Another developer, E.ON, has applied for a 26-turbine windfarm, Strathy Wood, immediately to the east of Strathy South. Four of the turbines are to be located on internationally important wildlife sites and others very close to the boundary. If these were to go ahead, golden eagles, hen harriers, red- and black-throated divers, greenshanks, dunlins and golden plovers could disappear from our landscape - not a nice thought is it?"

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