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20/07/2016

Appeal: Visual impact of Carsluith wind turbines underplayed

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A reporter has refused permission for seven wind turbines and associated works in the village of Carsluith near Creetown, Scotland, after finding that the appellant’s Environmental Statement (ES) played down the magnitude of the effect the scheme would have on the Galloway Hills Regional Scenic Area.

Reporter Trevor Croft noted that the ES suggested the visual change resulting from the turbines would be limited to one part of the coastal fringe and have a high magnitude of change only within 2.5 kilometres, and would have a low-medium impact on the Scenic Area as a whole.

But Croft found this approach “unacceptable”, finding that “by averaging out the impact” it “effectively.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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