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Plans for wind turbines given go-ahead  

Credit:  Two turbines will stand at 180m tall while another will measure 150m and will be built by Huddersfield-based Wind Estate (UK) Ltd. | By Debbie Hall | Daily Record | 6 Jan 2022 | www.dailyrecord.co.uk ~~

Three new wind turbines are set to be built at West Calder.

A planning application to build the structures at Pearie Law has been approved by West Lothian Council.

Two turbines will stand at 180m tall while another will measure 150m and will be built by Huddersfield-based Wind Estate (UK) Ltd.

The application attracted objections from people living nearby, who cited proximity to houses and the negative impact on the surrounding countryside.

One said: “This proposal situates turbines very near to residential properties, far nearer than any of the previous installations, of which there are many in our area already.

“I find it hard to believe that testing for audio disturbance has allowed this development application to get to this stage.

“The original area is remote and hidden behind the wooded section that would be felled to make way for the turbines. It will open up the view of all that wasted land right back to the end of the reservoir.

“This would prove to be a health issue as viewing this barren wilderness every day will be depressing and detrimental to mental health.”

Another added: “I strongly object to the proposal for yet more (even larger) turbines in a landscape already blighted by over 40 turbines in the immediate vicinity with more approved for construction, most notably at Camilty. When will the threshold for unacceptable cumulative impact be reached?

“Like other wind farms locally, the proposal for the existing Pearie Law wind farm promised restoration of the site and planting of native woodland, yet the site remains barren and depleted.”

The turbines will built near to the existing Woodmuir Plantation at West Calder.

Permission for the eight-turbine structure was granted in February last year, bringing the number of windfarms in West Lothian to 10.

Source:  Two turbines will stand at 180m tall while another will measure 150m and will be built by Huddersfield-based Wind Estate (UK) Ltd. | By Debbie Hall | Daily Record | 6 Jan 2022 | www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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