LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Appeal against rejection of Solwaybank wind farm plan 

Credit:  Appeal against wind farm rejection | BBC News | 30 May 2014 | www.bbc.co.uk ~~

A renewable energy firm is to appeal against the rejection of plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near the border between Scotland and England.

Dumfries and Galloway Council refused permission for the scheme at Solwaybank in February because of seismic and radar concerns.

Developer RES said both objections had now been withdrawn.

RES said the wind farm, south west of Langholm, could provide enough power for 19,000 homes.

It said the Scottish government has withdrawn objections that wind farms would interfere with the seismological station at Eskdalemuir.

RES said it had also been working with radar operators to address concerns about the impact on air traffic control radars.

Development management Ruth Elder said: “The long-awaited outcome to the Eskdalemuir research has concluded that no further objection is justified in regards to several wind farms including Solwaybank.

“In light of this, and with appropriate mitigation measures now agreed with the MOD and NATS, RES believes that the project should be consented.

“This project has the potential to contribute to the country’s ambitious renewable energy targets as well as provide tangible benefits to the local community.”

The company said it would offer a benefits package to the local community should the application be successful.

Properties closest to the wind farm would be eligible for a minimum discount of £100 off their electricity bills.

The proposed turbines would measure 126.5m from the ground to the tip of the blade.

Source:  Appeal against wind farm rejection | BBC News | 30 May 2014 | www.bbc.co.uk

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

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

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky