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Southern discomfort for turbines  

Councillors in the south of Scotland have delivered a double blow to wind farm proposals totalling 71 turbines.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has voted to lodge its opposition to plans for a wind farm in the Glenkens.

While Scottish Borders Council went against officer recommendations and decided to object to 48 turbines in the Lammermuir Hills at Fallago Rig.

Both proposals are likely to go to public inquiry given the level of opposition and the council decisions.

Voted down

It was the fourth time councillors had discussed the 23-turbine scheme at Blackcraig in the Galloway hills.

They voted 21 to 14 to object to the Scottish and Southern Energy plans which were first heard in September last year.

The Borders scheme had been reduced in size from 62 to 48 turbines and planning officers had recommended making no objection.

However, councillors voted nine to three to lodge their opposition to the North British Windpower proposal.


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