In 2010 East Lothian Council was being inundated with applications for turbines from 30 to over 80 metres in height. Many were for sites in highly visible and beautiful locations - the cumulative impact threatened to do great damage to our landscape. We wanted to ensure our vistas were not blighted by an invasion of large industrial machines.
SABEL was able to highlight the concerns of many local people and opened a dialogue with local planners and politicians to find a way of limiting the impact on East Lothians rural landscape and give a voice to the concerns of local communities.
SABEL continues to monitor sporadic turbine development in East Lothian and provide information and advice to communities concerned with inappropriate development.