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Credit:  The Courier & Advertiser, 4 October 2011 ~~

The greatest view in Scotland is under threat from plans to build a wind farm, campaigners have warned.

Plans for the 20turbine farm at Craigievern, just north of Drymen, will blot forever the panorama from the summit of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly munro and one of the most climbed mountains in the country.

more than 30,000 people a year make it to the top of the 3,196ft peak but now Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national Park authority has said it has “significant concerns” about the effect of the turbines plan on the famous landscape.

The proposal by Banks Renewables comes on top of a separate application lodged by Lomond Energy to install 10 turbines south-west of the loch at merkins Farm at Bonhill, close to Dumbarton.

Banks Renewables has also been asked to justify building turbines which are 100 metres tall on land which is earmarked for wind energy developments of 50 metres or less.

Source:  The Courier & Advertiser, 4 October 2011

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