Example letters of objection

We encourage you to raise you objections in writing to the Energy Consents Unit in Glasgow – see the Action page of this site.  To help you with this we have written example objection letters which you can print, sign, and post to let your concerns be known.  Please click on the appropriate link below:

Objection Letter for Cowal residents.

Objection Letter for visitors.

Objection Letter for Inverclyde and Ayrshire residents.

Gate Check Report – Brookfield Renewables

Information about the current proposal, including access to relevant documentation, can be obtained readily from the ECU website:

go to
click “Search”
click “Simple Search”
fill in project name (Bachan Burn)
click on the ECU Ref. No. ECU00000240
click on “Documents” to access 12 available documents

All projects are required to produce a “Gate Check Report” which covers a range of specified topics. The “Gate Check Report” of Nov. 2016 was prepared by consultants hired by and wholly answerable to Brookfield Renewables, and although there is some basic information in the document there is nothing “independent” or “objective” about it. Useful information is to be found in the “Consultation Responses” from the statutory consultees who were asked to provide comments on the submitted “Gate Check Report”. The comments from Scottish Natural Heritage, for example, are critical and sceptical – and well-founded. For the full report click the link below.

Consent application to Scottish Government: Gate Check Report

Case against original PNE proposal

On the 13th March 2015 there was a public meeting in Dunoon regarding the PNE proposal at that time – see news post.   Douglas McCallum , Convenor of Save Cowal’s Hills, made the case against the proposal.

Transcript of presentation made by Douglas McCallum

Preserving the beauty of our natural heritage