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07/01/2016

Appeal: Single wind turbine approved for Scottish moorland

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Permission has been granted for a 30-metre-high wind turbine at Meadowlands Farm, Stewarton, East Ayrshire, after a reporter ruled that development would not adversely visually affect the surrounding landscape, either singly or cumulatively with other wind farm developments.

Reporter Iain Urquhart noted that the appeal site is within a designated area of Plateau Moorland with Forest Landscape Character in the Ayrshire Landscape Character Assessment, which determines that large parts of the area have potential for wind power development.

Urquhart considered that the main landscape and visual impacts of the turbine would likely occur in a relatively confined 3k.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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