Triple blow for Scottish wind plans

The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

The controversy over Scotland’s onshore wind build-out intensified after the Highland Council planners shot down three high-profile projects totalling nearly 80 turbines in a two-day rout for developers.

The 34-turbine Glenmorie project backed by AES Corporation, the 27-turbine Dalnessie backed by SSE Renewables, and the 17-turbine Clach Liath backed by Italy’s Falck Renewables were all recommended for rejection by Highland Council planners, having collectively received hundreds of objections.

Ministers within Scotland’s central government will have the final say on the projects, once again setting in motion another collision between local opposition and ministers keen to keep the onshore wind pipeline humming.

Colin Nicol, director of onshore at SSE Renewables, called the Council decision “disappointing” …“given the recommendation by the planning officer to raise no Log in to read complete article.

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