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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

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