Hi I/we (NTA) have been harking on for six mhnots or so that delaying tactics were been used by Scottish Departments directly in relation to SPA and MPA areas now we know why! it will be interesting to see which areas were dropped and which will be anounced in Dec Marine Scotland told NTA that the Scottish Government intended to stream line the planning process it seems that streamlining means simply, removing protection from our wilder places, ignoring national parks and most worrying of all now: putting economics and political policies infront of environmental concerns so much for this governments pseudo green credentials.The NTA campaign has always been driven by objective facts presented to us we have never been an anti-wind lobby, though on occasions we have been drawn into the larger strategic implications of the business at large we have always remained stead-fast on highlighting local concerns and effects. One has to wonder now about the elephant in the corner the issue of, or in the Tiree Array case, due to it's size, localized climate change caused by the array. This could very well affect our entire Island, it's agriculture, it's wild life, it's SSSI's, it's people to say this will happen would be subjective. However, given that we have been proved right about the above changes I am inclined to say this will happen and the developer and Scottish Government are aware of this. Both parties may very well say they will carry out investegations and studies to see the effects I would sincerely and rationally expect these studies to take place pre-deployment/pre-construction. But, as we are seeing now we live in a commercial/political world and I fear that if folk don't wake up and smell the coffee we will be fobbed off with a post-deployment study, we will infact have become the sacrificial lamb that opened the door to industrialisation of least damaged/most natural locations not only throughout our beautiful west coast .but throughout Scotland. You have been warned !