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Burnfoot Hill extension plans revealed

The developers of the Burnfoot Hill windfarm have announced they want an additional 18 turbines on site.

Earlier this year, Wind Prospect announced they were looking into adding more turbines to the existing 13 that make up the windfarm.

And the company has now unveiled its proposals, which showed that nine of the proposed structures – said to be a maximum of 102m high to tip – will fall in the Clackmannanshire Council area and the other nine in Perthshire. Two of the additional turbines, if plans are approved, would be added on to the existing cluster, with the other seven in the Perth & Kinross Council area located at nearby Frandy Hill and the final nine in an area known as Rhodders.

Sarah Dooley, senior development manager at Wind Prospect, said: “I am pleased to announce that we have now firmed up our plans following extensive consultation with statutory and non-statutory consultees, as well as local groups, organisations, community councils and members of the public.

“We now intend to press ahead with the submission of three planning applications, for a maximum of 18 102m to tip turbines.”

She continued: “It is our intention, all being well, to submit these planning applications within the next six to eight weeks.

“Once Wind Prospect has done so we intend to widely publicise the fact through the local press and by the distribution of a newsletter to 5700 residential properties within 6km of the proposals notifying them of the submissions and inviting them to view copies of our environmental statements submitted along with the planning applications.”