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Appeal: 100m high turbine approved for Aberdeenshire countryside


A reporter has granted permission for a single wind turbine in Banff, Aberdeenshire, after disagreeing with the council about the cumulative visual impact of the turbine with other wind energy development in the locality.

In relation to landscape impact reporter Trevor Croft concluded that the impression from most viewpoints is of an open landscape with extensive views. But he judged that the distance of the turbine from neighbouring properties and the oblique angle from which it would be viewed in one case meant that the turbine would not appear overbearing.

Croft accepted that council’s general ass.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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