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Wind farm company wants 300 ft structures  

A wind farm with turbines the height of Big Ben is planned for the North-east.

London-based Broadview Energy is expected to submit a proposal for up to five 300-foot (100 metre) turbines next year at Hill of Fiddes, near Foveran.

Boss Jeremy Corrigan has already met Udny, Belhelvie and Pitmedden community councils.

He said: “The meeting went well and everybody understood about what we’re doing.

“The plans are at a very early stage but we agreed to keep them informed about the procedure.”

A full environmental impact study would be carried out – including visual intrusion – before any plans are submitted.

The farmer who owns the land where the turbines would be built,

Leonard Harrison, 53, said: “They will be away from everywhere – in the middle of a field down in the valley.”

The turbines will be several miles from the site earmarked for Donald Trump’s golf course.

The American property tycoon is expected to submit his £330 million plans for Menie Links, near Balmedie, before the end of the month and hopes to open by 2008.

He bought 800 acres so he can build a resort which will include two championship courses, a five-star hotel and clubhouse.

Earlier this year the Trump Organisation warned that Mr Trump “does not wish to see wind turbines from the resort”.

A proposed offshore wind farm was moved out of sight and closer to Aberdeen after concerns in the community.

By David Ewen

pressandjournal.co.uk

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