Felt It right to say something about the the hill that will always be home, although not something I’m overly keen on writing here, sure others more learned and articulate in there reply’s
Feel rather irked by this, or more to the point the size and little direct contact made or attempted to be made with the people living on the hill.
We grew up I guess off grid being the new term, milk from goats kept cold in the burn and taking the washing over the hill to aunt n uncles farm ( Borlum ) by shetland pony and ..me being the younger brother a donkey ! to do the washing before we changed from generator to electric. My dad had a sawmill, so much bartering was had between neighbours wood for hay etc, so on the green and sustainable side I get it, and on knowing the hill.
Less is more, so often and this being an example, seems your trying to put a very big foot ( foot print ) on the hill that you now own a large amount of, so the size of foot you put down is up to you, and then for the planners to decide.
But I urge you to consider growing it rather than installing it, maybe thats also the more sustainable way ? Im sure at some point there’s a money side to this ? and maybe the size is a requirement of the funding ? ( no idea ? ) But 7 units and 17 houses is a incredibly substantial change on very small community, would it be capped at that number, can the water supply be guaranteed, not convinced either can be?
I read there’s been a survey done on road traffic and the impact it would have etc .. but struggle to see that being accurate given the year we have had, I’d assume most living on the hill differ in view as I do?.
i understand the restrictions don’t help in getting people together, and so often its the face to face contact that goes so much further than presentations and the like can, so you will have been hampered by that...but it’s not a big hill and easy enough to drive by and say hello, even through the window, not everyone is online or comfortable in that world.
Again id like to say I’m not against it as such, but it’s size
really hope the right balance can be found for all to live happily on the hill and it’s next steps.
kind regards Olly