The Scot-Govt has given the go-ahead for a new 18 turbine wind-parc despite fears over their impact on the landscape around Loch Doon.
Big Six energy giant E.On has been given consent – with conditions – for the development near Carsphairn in Dumfries-shire.
East Ayrshire Council and Scottish Natural Heritage all voiced concern about the effect on the nearby loch, but the Scot-Govt said steps had been taken to mitigate the impact.
But Dumfries and Galloway Council – the local planning authority – did not object to the 59.4MW development, but raised visual impact fears at the local public inquiry.
19 Sept 2017