[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Rejected Hawick turbines approved on appeal  

Credit:  BBC News | 24 August 2018 | www.bbc.com ~~

Plans for a wind farm in the Borders that were rejected by the local authority have been approved on appeal.

The 12-turbine Pines Burn development near Hawick was originally recommended for approval by Scottish Borders Council planning officials.

However, councillors turned it down due to its adverse impact on the landscape and its effect on the nearby site of an ancient hill fort.

Energiekontor UK has now successfully appealed that decision.

A Scottish government reporter concluded the project would have only “localised and limited impacts on landscape and visual amenity”.

‘Disregard democracy’

He found that other potential impacts could be appropriately managed through planning conditions and other “control regimes”.

However, the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP Rachael Hamilton said the approval was “contrary to the opinion of the majority of local residents”.

“The decision to overturn Scottish Borders Council’s decision is nothing less than a disregard of local democracy,” she said.

“Scottish Borders Council have based their decision on the careful consideration of the planning evidence presented to them.”

Source:  BBC News | 24 August 2018 | www.bbc.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

 Follow: