Plans for five wind farms are thrown out
The Wind Farms Awareness Group before the meeting.
The encroachment of wind farms into Perthshire was again halted by councillors as another five proposed schemes were knocked back.
November 30, 2005
by Alan Richardson
in The Courier (UK)
Fears that the Ochils, south of Perth, could become an “industrial wasteland” thanks to five sprawling complexes were banished after the development control committee maintained its 100% refusal record.
ScottishPower’s 18-turbine complex at Greenknowes, near Auchterarder, which had been mooted by planning officials as worthy of support, was rejected on the grounds it contravened policies, plans and guidelines.
Plans by npower for 12 turbines at Lochelbank, by Glenfarg, and 10 at Snowgoat Glen, near Dunning, and West Coast Energy’s 14-turbine Mellock Hill scheme were turned down without debate by Perth and Kinross councillors. A farm diversification scheme which would have seen five... [continue via Web link]