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Braco site chosen for new wind farm  

Another wind farm is planned for Strathearn with land close to Braco earmarked for four towering turbines.

Eco2 Ltd, a Cardiff-based company, has applied to Perth and Kinross Council for permission to build four wind turbines on the 217 hectare wooded Greenscares Plantation close to Braco Castle – a spot the developer considers is not a “particularly sensitive area”.

The turbines would stand at 100 metres from base to blade tip and could generate enough electricity to power 4480 homes per year.

Eco2 Ltd, an independent renewable energy development company, has identified a number of potential sites across the UK suitable for “small to medium” sized on-shore wind energy projects.

Among the factors in Braco’s favour was the area’s anticipated wind speed, connections to the national grid, access to the site, noise considerations and planning matters which the developer stated: “Are a contentious issue with any windfarm development, however this is not considered to be a particularly sensitive area.

According to an environmental report accompanying the application the turbines would be connected to the grid via underground cable as far as Braco Sub Station at the junction between the A822 and B827.

During the construction phase, which is anticipated would take between three and five months, the turbines would arrive at a major port to then be transported by road along the A9 to Greenloaning where they would then head along the A822 and onto the B827 before turning up the access road to the site just west of Beannie Farm.

The application now lies in the hands of Perth and Kinross Council’s planning team.

icperthshire

20 April 2007

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