Scottish council says no to Burcote Wind’s project - report
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Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway Council has turned down Burcote Wind’s proposal to build a 23-MW wind farm in the Glenkens area, the Daily Record said on Friday.
The Longburn project was dismissed through a 7:5 vote due to its “cumulative effect” to the area. Among the reasons for the refusal are concerns that the development would ruin the landscape and have a negative effect on the site, claimed to be an “archeological sensitive area.”
The Council’s decision was delayed last month due to a pending site visit.
Burcote Wind’s plan called for the installation of 10 turbines of 2.3 MW each east of the village of Carsphairn. The developer initially launched the project in 2012, proposing to install 36 turbines of 108 MW in total but later cut the number of the machines to 23. After further revising its proposal, the company submitted the 10-turbine scheme to Dumfries and Galloway Council in July 2016.
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