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15/01/2021

Appeal: 30-turbine wind farm would harm Scotland’s ‘scenic beauty’

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Plans for a major wind farm in the Scottish Southern Uplands have been blocked by the Scottish ministers, who agreed with a reporter’s finding that the scheme’s benefits were outweighed by its harm to Scotland’s identity.

LOCATIONLowther HillsAUTHORITYDumfries & Galloway CouncilREPORTERJ Alasdair EdwardsPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEWIN-170-2004In 2017, plans were submitted to build a major 42-turbine wind farm in the Lowther Hills, near the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway. The original developer, Buccleuch Estates, sold its interest in the scheme to Forsa Energy, which........
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