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Saddle Hill windfarm developer wins plea for more time  

Credit:  25 July 2015 | www.thecourier.co.uk ~~

The developer behind a proposed windfarm on the border between Angus and Perthshire has asked for more time to answer critics.

The proposed Saddle Hill windfarm – around 2.4 miles north-west of Kilry – would comprise 14 turbines up to 115 metres in height.

Wind Prospect Developments Ltd, on behalf of EDF Energy Renewables, submitted a planning application to both Angus and Perth and Kinross councils.

The application was due to go before members of 
Angus Council’s development standards committee on August 4, with a large deputation of anti-windfarm campaigners expected to attend.

Wind Prospect has asked for a delay in determining the application, in order to resolve noise and private water supply concerns and it will now be heard on September 15.

The main objections from the public relate to landscape, cumulative visual effect, and harm to the tourism industry and wildlife.

Nature watchers say they have found evidence of a whole host of development-sensitive animals near Kilry but agents said their own studies have shown this is not the case.

The window for consultation and comment closed in January, and generated an unprecedented public response.

In March, The Courier published footage of a wildcat, which came as a protected species report was being compiled by Stewart Miller and Dr Jo Chapman Campbell.

Scientists have submitted their findings to Angus Council, Perth and Kinross Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, 
VisitScotland and the John Muir Trust.

Source:  25 July 2015 | www.thecourier.co.uk

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