As we close the 2015 year, this is to update you on Snowy Ridge and Settlers Landing wind project, both of which are still in various stages of the Appeal.
Snowy Ridge (near Highway 7a and 35) was recently dismissed by the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT). They are now preparing for the next step of the Appeal process.
Please make cheques payable to:
SR Opposition Corp.
c/o 1063 Highway 7A
P.O. Box 142
Bethany, Ontario L0A 1A0
Settlers Landing (west side of Hwy 35 near Pontypool) won a partial victory with the ERT with a finding there was “serious and irreversible harm” due to two turbines and an access road and is now in the “remedy” stage.
SLWP Opposition Corp.
392 Telecom Road
Pontypool, Ontario L0A 1K0
705 277 9724
In addition, there have been many calls about the replacement of hydro poles that have been taking place along highway 35 and 7A. Hydro One has advised that the wind companies are allowed to install the poles in advance of an approval, ERT Decision or an Appeal. If their project is not approved or overturned on Appeal, the wind company is responsible for covering the costs. So, while it seems premature to erect poles when a project has not been approved or is under Appeal, it is currently allowed and can proceed even while a wind project is under Appeal.
Snowy Ridge and Settlers Landing.
Both need your support to mount the final legs of the Appeal process. This is a very important step and assistance is much appreciated.
All the best for 2016!
City of Kawartha Lakes