Big Six energy giant gets go-ahead for Loch Doon wind turbine farm

Loch Doon and its ruined castle remains
Loch Doon and its ruined castle remains

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

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