Community votes in favour of wind turbine
The results of the recent wind turbine ballot have been revealed, with an overwhelming
majority voting in favour.
16:02 Fri 19/02/2010
Voluntary Action Orkney, on behalf of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust, sent
a voting slip to every Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre resident on the Electoral Roll, asking if
each was in favour of the proposed 900 kW community wind turbine, due to be installed at
Kingarly Hill, Rousay.
The Development Trust received Planning Permission for the wind turbine in January 2009,
but are now seeking the support of the community in their Big Lottery Fund application,
which can provide the Development Trust with some of the necessary funds to begin
136 voting slips were returned - a return rate of 68%. An impressive 80% (109 voters) voted
"yes" (in favour of the proposed wind turbine), with 20% (26 voters) voting "no". 1 voting
slip was "spoiled".