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11/12/2015

Legal briefs: Decision to approve 67-turbine Stronelairg Wind Farm ‘defective’

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 4 December-11 December, 2015

Decision to approve 67-turbine Stronelairg Wind Farm ‘defective’

A judge at the Court of Session has said the Scottish Government’s decision to approve a 67-turbine wind farm near Fort Augustus was “defective” following a successful legal challenge by conservation body the John Muir Trust.

BBC News 

Wind farm in Tipperary mountains with 16 turbines gets go-ahead

The High Court has cleared the way for the development of a wind farm in County Tipperary after rejecting challenges brought on grounds including an adverse impact on the habitat of the hen harrier.

Irish Times 

Farmer fined £2,500 for illegally cutting down 2,000 trees

A farmer who admitted illegally chopping down 2,000 trees has been fined £2,500. Kerry McKenzie cleared a large wooded area at Drumligair Farm, Newmachar, on February 2 without having planning permission or a felling licence.

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