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Appeal against rejection of Bute turbine plans

Bute Community Power has appealed against the refusal of planning permission for two 47-metre wind turbines at the island’s Auchintirrie farm.

In its submission to the Scottish Government’s directorate for planning and environmental appeals, the company says a report, and recommendation for refusal, by Argyll and Bute Council’s planning officials was “flawed” and that it “misdirected” the councillors who decided to turn down the application.

The proposal, which was refused by the authority’s planning, protective services and licensing committee on September 22, attracted 247 objections from members of the public and 96 expressions of support.