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Letters / A sham?

While reading the [Facebook] comments on the Shetland News article about the Viking Community Fund business plan I found a very telling comment from senior councillor [Gary] Robinson.

He stated and I quote: “Negotiations were done and deals signed in the 2003-2007 Council”.

Does this mean that all the public consultations at various public halls were a sham as decisions had already been made to build a windfarm?

When the then convener Sandy Cluness stood on the Town Hall steps and made the assurance that “if the people of Shetland don’t want a windfarm it wouldn’t go ahead”, was he being economical with the truth?

Why did the planning department spend so much time and public money compiling a detailed report on VE to recommend refusal of the development as according to Councillor Robinson “deals had been signed” many years before?

Donnie Morrison



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