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E.On Corsbie Moor wind farm decision appeal lodged  

Credit:  BBC News | 7 December 2012 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

An appeal has been lodged against a council decision to reject plans for a Borders wind farm which have twice been reduced in size.

E.On originally proposed 21 turbines at Corsbie Moor near Westruther.

However, that number was reduced to 12 and then further cut to just nine after the company “considered all the views from the local community”.

Scottish Borders Council rejected the scheme in September but an appeal has now been lodged against that decision.

Council officials said walkers using the Southern Upland Way would have experienced “adverse cumulative impact” if the nine new turbines were added to existing schemes.

E.On said the project had been “carefully redesigned” to produce “a significant amount of renewable energy using a smaller number of turbines”.

Source:  BBC News | 7 December 2012 | www.bbc.co.uk

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