Court dismisses challenge against 72.6-MW Scottish wind project
Illustration of the future Creag Riabhach wind park. Source: crwf.co.uk.
Danish billionaire Anders Povlsen has lost a challenge against the Scottish government's decision to approve the 72.6-MW Creag Riabhach wind farm, BBC reported.
The 22-turbine wind farm is to be built on land that is part of the Altnaharra estate in Sutherland.
Povlsen sought judicial review of the project, which is close to one of his estates and is located within wild land. The wind farm was granted consent in October last year.
Lord Boyd of Duncansby, the judge who heard the judicial review, was cited as saying that Povlsen's Wildland Ltd appeared to be of the view that no wind farms should be permitted on designated wild land. That is, however, a political decision and not one for the courts, the judge said and explained that Scotland's planning policy does not provide absolute protection against any development on wild land.