Campaigners have welcomed Angus Councilâ€™s official objection to a major glens windfarm plan.
Councillors agreed with a recommendation from the authorityâ€™s head of planning, Vivien Smith, that the Macritch Hill proposal in Glen Isla â€śwould give rise to significant and adverse landscape and visual impacts and also to significant and adverse cumulative landscape and visual impactsâ€ť.
However, Councillor Bob Myles said he felt the official report was â€śbiasedâ€ť towards the negative impacts of the proposed windfarm.
Developer Eneco UK â€¨submitted an application for 18 125m turbines between Glen Prosen and Glen Isla to the Scottish government in January.
Eneco say the energy produced could supply Scottish Water with up to a third of their annual energy consumption.
The site is approximately six miles north west of Kirriemuir and close to the Backwater reservoir.
Ray Gibson, of Angus Community Windfarm Action Group, said: â€śThe majority of residents support renewable energy and Scottish Waterâ€™s attempt to reduce its energy bills should be commended.
â€śHowever, Scottish ministers have made it clear that windfarms should only be built in suitable locations â€“ Backwater Reservoir is clearly not one of them.â€ť
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