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More onshore wind turbines on way as wild land judged ‘not wild enough’  

Credit:  B&B couple fear for future of tourism in Sutherland | John Jeffay | The Times | Monday September 26 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk ~~

Scotland’s wilderness watchdog has withdrawn an objection to an onshore wind farm because it says so many turbines are there already that the land is no longer wild.

NatureScot says the area near Rosehall and Lairg, Sutherland, can no longer be categorised as wilderness. Villagers have accused the public body of surrender and said Scottish ministers must stop more wind farm applications.

Near Rosehall there is the 19-turbine Achany wind farm, which SSE Renewables, the energy provider, wants to double in size, as well as the 19-turbine Rosehall farm. A 27-turbine farm at Braemore has been given approval, while there is a plan for a 14-turbine farm at Braelangwell.

EnergieKontor, a German company, wants to put up 11 turbines at Strath Oykel, three miles from

Source:  B&B couple fear for future of tourism in Sutherland | John Jeffay | The Times | Monday September 26 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk

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