Chris Fell, Staff | www.simcoe.com
The Municipality of Grey Highlands is sending a letter to Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley asking the province to deny approval for the Flesherton/Silver Springs Wind Energy Project proposed by Flesherton Wind Energy Inc.
Grey Highlands council at its regular meeting on Monday, August 27 passed a resolution to send a letter to the province asking that approval for the wind project near Flesherton be denied.
Grey Highlands council said the project was first undertaken before the Green Energy Act came into affect. Councillors said in order to locate wind turbines in the area around Lake Eugenia where the proposal would be located – official plan and zoning amendments are required.
Prior to the Green Energy Act, which removed municipal planning authority on green energy projects, Grey Highlands had enacted an amendment to its official plan that would not have allowed wind turbines in the area where they would now be located should the province give its blessing to the project. read article