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Jul 6th, 2016

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Further communication about the Louvres

We have now received a further communication from Hydroplan apologising for the lack of consultation about the Louvres and stating unequivocally their commitment to ensuring that the scheme complies with the noise limits laid out in the original planning consent.  This was their answers to residents’ questions. Who exactly made the decision to alter the position of […]

Jul 5th, 2016

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Arrival of the Turbine

The turbine has arrived in the Pump House.  A large doughnut shaped object has been placed around the hole which runs to the tailrace, and the large red thing in the photo (technical term) looks as though it will fit into it. This all looks as though it has the potential to be very noisy […]

May 28th, 2016

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Change to position of Louvres in Pump House

We have received a report that a complaint has been made to the Planning authority about an allegedly unauthorized change to the design of the Pump House in contravention of the planning consent granted. Basically, in the original drawings of the Pump House, the louvre openings were located at the back of the building, pointing […]

Sep 21st, 2015

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Construction has started

Our neighbours and ourselves have now received a couple of informative emails from both Broadlands and Hydroplan telling us that work on the access road is definitely starting this week. We’ve been told that as residents, the road will not be closed to us, although it will be to members of the public (who frankly […]

Sep 15th, 2015

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And now it is about to start

Our neighbours at Inveronich were informed today by Hydroplan that work is about to start shortly on a) the access road b) tree felling around the powerhouse area and pipeline route c) surveying work for power cables. I’m a bit surprised that after a year’s delay this is happening so quickly. We had been informed […]