February 24, 2017

Gilston Hill wind farm plans submitted

Rejected wind farm scheme resurfaces | BBC News | 24 February 2017 | www.bbc.co.uk

Plans have been submitted for a wind farm on the same site in the Borders as a project which was previously rejected by the Scottish government.

Gilston Hill Wind Farm Ltd wants to put up seven turbines on land north west of Gilston Farm, near Heriot.

A 16-turbine project in the same area – straddling the boundary with Midlothian – was turned down in 2013 after an appeal to the Scottish government.

A fresh planning application has now gone to Scottish Borders Council.

Developers said that the new proposals had a “much smaller layout footprint”, which would “dramatically” reduce the landscape impact.

URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/02/24/gilston-hill-wind-farm-plans-submitted/