RSPB Scotland has significant concerns about plans to put turbines between established feeding and roosting grounds used regularly by the geese.
RSPB Scotland has significant concerns about a wind farm site called Willow Farm, which is being progressed by Good Energy.
The wind farm site is located in an extremely sensitive part of the Kintyre Peninsula – it is situated between protected feeding and roosting areas for Greenland white-fronted geese. The geese are known to make daily movements between these areas, which would put them at high risk of collision with turbines.
Greenland white-fronted geese are endangered. The decline in numbers is a cause for international concern. The UK has signed an international agreement for the conservation of this globally threatened species. Plans for turbines in locations where goose movements are concentrated between known goose roosts and favoured feeding areas should be abandoned. This site has already been refused by the planning process twice, and is clearly not a suitable place a wind farm.
RSPB Scotland urges Good Energy to focus efforts on developing renewable energy away from sensitive sites such as this one.