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31/01/2017

Appeal: Caithness wind turbines will not overwhelm landscape

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Permission has been given for the erection of three wind turbines in Dunbeath, Caithness, after a reporter concluded that the landscape could accommodate the turbines without causing unacceptable harm.

Reporter Paidraic Storey agreed with the appellant’s environmental statement that because of the ground contours of the area, the extent of “significant visual effect” that would arise from the turbines was relatively low. He noted that the landscape was not one of special scenic amenity value and had been influenced by the presence of other manmade structures, including other........
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