[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Gamesa’s Glenluce wind turbine rejection overturned  

Credit:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 22 March 2012 ~~

An 18-turbine wind farm in Wigtownshire has been approved by the Scottish government after being rejected by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Developer Gamesa Energy UK appealed against the decision about the scheme at Carscreugh Fell near Glenluce.

Councillors refused the bid last April due to concerns about its landscape, visual and archaeological impact.

A reporter to Scottish ministers has now ruled the proposals can proceed with a string of conditions.

The wind farm also includes a control building housing 40 solar panels.

A reporter found the energy park would increase the amount of power generated by renewable resources and “would tend not to overwhelm the skyline”.

She concluded it was in “broad overall accord with the relevant development plan”.

Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland had asked for a total of six turbines to be removed from the scheme.

However, the reporter found that would not provide an improvement of “enough significance to warrant the resultant major drop in energy output.”

Source:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 22 March 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter