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Devil’s Beef Tub wind farm opposed by second council  

Credit:  Beef Tub wind farm opposition grows | BBC News | 11 December 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

Dumfries and Galloway Council has joined Scottish Borders Council in opposing plans for a wind farm near the Devil’s Beef Tub in southern Scotland.

Wind Energy Ltd has cut its Earlshaugh proposals twice – with 22 turbines now sought rather than the original 36.

Scottish Borders Council opposed the project last month and its neighbour authority has now followed suit.

The final say on the scheme – which was first put forward in 2007 – lies with the Scottish government.

The site near to where the turbines are planned – the Devil’s Beef Tub – owes its name to its historical use as a place to hide stolen cattle.

The wind farm would be located in the Scottish Borders but the main access route is in Dumfries and Galloway so both authorities have been consulted.

Wind Energy believes the site offers and “excellent wind resource” and could benefit the local economy financially.

However, both councils concerned have not been convinced the benefits would outweigh the visual impact.

Source:  Beef Tub wind farm opposition grows | BBC News | 11 December 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk

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