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Upland wind farm plans approved  

Plans for a new wind farm on a hillside in the Southern Uplands have been approved by councillors.

Developers Airtricity had to reduce the number of turbines from 13 to 11 as a condition of planning consent.

The £32m wind energy project will be built on Whiteside hill – about four miles south-west of Sanquhar.

Dumfries and Galloway councillors approved the plans despite concerns from objectors about the environmental and visual impact of the development.

BBC News

30 August 2007

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