Thursday, 16 July 2015

Kirkmahoe Residents Against Pylons
Scottish Power Energy Networks Pylon Proposal

NB please send in  your forms asap. we only have until 24th July to object.

Dear Kirkmahoe resident.

A presentation and meeting about the pylons will take place in Kirkton village hall this Sunday, 19th July at 2pm.

Alan Jones, who is a Dunscore resident with in depth knowledge of electrical engineering and carbon research, will deliver the presentation. The presentation itself takes about an hour including questions, and there will be plenty of time after that for further questions and discussion. The information and knowledge that Alan is willing to share with us will be invaluable in the coming months as we develop our challenge to the Pylon proposal.

Leaflets are being issued to each household in Kirkmahoe tomorrow or on Friday, and a simple objection form will be enclosed which you may wish to use to respond to SPEN. Responses must be received by next Friday 24th July. This deadline is extremely tight, so can you complete your form and send it off as soon as possible. You simply need to tick the boxes and show your personal details at the bottom, and if possible can you ask each person in your household to complete a form. A freepost envelope will be enclosed with the form. SPEN have suggested to allow at least a week for delivery so these forms must go as soon as possible.

If you prefer to give your feedback online you can do so right up to midnight on 24th July. You can find the form at

Feedback and objections need not be restricted to Kirkmahoe residents, and if you have relatives or friends who regularly visit and enjoy this area please ask them to help us by sending in their concerns. What is important at this stage is to get as many responses as possible to SPEN. They don’t need to be finely and fully argued at this stage as we can follow them up later as necessary. What is essential is maximum numbers of objections. Local bodies will challenge the quite appallingly short timescale we’ve been given with SPEN, but for our part as the residents like to have our pretty countryside blighted for ever we need to hit as hard as we can with volume of responses.

Please do your best to let everyone know about this risk to our local scenery, and encourage as many as possible to submit an objection as soon as possible.

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