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Appeal: Scottish wind farm would harm landmark hill


Vento Lundens Limited has lost an appeal against the decision of Moray Council for the erection of 12 wind turbines at Brown Muir Hill, Scotland, after it was argued that the development would significantly harm this landform and the surrounding landscape.

Reporter J Alasdair Edwards noted that the turbines, standing at 126 metres high, would be classed within the “large” wind turbine typology identified in council guidance. The Moray Wind Energy Landscape Capacity Study (2012) advises that the upland moorland and forestry landscape, within which the appeal site lies, has a “lower sensitivity to large turbines”.

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