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Thumbs down for Reay wind farm plans  

Credit:  Caithness Courier | 13/07/2015 | www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk ~~

Plans to erect 24 wind turbines on the outskirts of Reay have been thrown out by the Scottish Government.

The development at Limekiln, on a forested area to the south of the village, was the subject of a public local inquiry last August.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has taken up the recommendation from the Reporter that Infinergy’s proposal be rejected because of the detrimental impact it would have on the surrounding area.

He said: “We have been clear that wind farms can only be built in the right places, and that proposed developments are subject to strict planning laws.

“Our policy strikes a careful balance between utilising Scotland’s significant renewable energy resources whilst protecting our finest scenic landscapes and natural heritage.”

Read more in Wednesday’s Caithness Courier.

Source:  Caithness Courier | 13/07/2015 | www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk

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