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Councillors back Lewis wind plan 

A proposed wind farm that has sparked rows about its threat to birds and how many jobs it will create has won approval from councillors.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s (Western Isles Council) environmental services committee approved the 181-turbine Lewis Wind Power plan.

Wildlife charities have opposed the development on the Isle of Lewis.

The planning application will go before the full meeting of the Comhairle for consideration on Thursday.

The developers and the local authority have disputed claims made in a study commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) that the site will create fewer jobs than previously predicted.

bbc.co.uk

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