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‘No one should live within a mile-and-a-quarter of 260ft turbine’  

Credit:  The Press and Journal, 5 June 2012 ~~

Nick Orpwood, founder of Concerned About Wind Turbines (CAWT), said new guidelines were needed to ensure that no one had to live within a mile-and-aquarter of a 260ft turbine.

He said the distance should be increased as the turbines got taller.

“Aberdeenshire needs to follow what is being done south of the border,” he said.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said ministers wanted to see the right developments in the right place. Planning policy set out the framework to manage the impact of windfarms on communities, the landscape and natural environment.

“In March, Scottish Natural Heritage published a suite of new guidance to help planning authorities assess onshore wind applications and in particular their consideration of cumulative impacts,” she said.

“Planning authorities, and where appropriate the Scottish Government, will only allow windfarms to be built where the impacts have been found to be acceptable. Unsuitable applications are rejected.”

Reports that Chancellor George Osborne wants to cut subsidies to onshore windfarms by 25% would have no impact in Scotland – where the renewables obligation is devolved.

Source:  The Press and Journal, 5 June 2012

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