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Revised wind farm rejected

E.On had wanted to build 21 turbines at Corsbie Moor near Westruther in Berwickshire. However, that number was cut to 12 and further reduced to nine after the company "considered all the views from the local community".

A major wind farm in the Scottish Borders has been rejected by councillors, despite being reduced in size twice previously.

E.On had wanted to build 21 turbines at Corsbie Moor near Westruther in Berwickshire. However, that number was cut to 12 and further reduced to nine after the company "considered all the views from the local community".

But planning officials at Scottish Borders Council insisted the development would be out of scale with the landscape and recommended refusal.

This was unanimously backed by councillors, who said walkers using the Southern Upland Way would experience "adverse cumulative impact" if the nine new turbines were added.

A major wind farm in the Scottish Borders has been rejected by councillors, despite being reduced in size twice previously.

E.On had wanted to build 21 turbines at Corsbie Moor near Westruther in Berwickshire. However, that number was cut to 12 and further reduced to nine after the company "considered all the views from the local community".

But planning officials at Scottish Borders Council insisted the development would be out of scale with the landscape and recommended refusal.

This was unanimously backed by councillors, who said walkers using the Southern Upland Way would experience "adverse cumulative impact" if the nine new turbines were added.


Source: http://www.heraldscotland.c...

SEP 5 2012
https://www.windaction.org/posts/34797-revised-wind-farm-rejected
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