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02/12/2016

Appeal: Two solar farms refused for Lochwinnoch

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Environmental Energy Investments (Scotland) Ltd has been refused permission for two 4.9-megawatt solar farms in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, after it was found that the scheme’s renewable energy benefits did not outweigh the impact of development in a green belt location.

Reporter Martin Seddon noted that both sites lie relatively close to the boundary of the Clyde Muirshield Regional Park, and that the varierty of features, colours and textures of the agricultural fields means that the landscape would be sensitive to any significant change in the balance and composition of land uses.In the case of the West Mitchelton site, Seddon found that the scheme would........
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