Vattenfall backs out of wind project in Scotland's Galloway Hills - report
Jul 16, 2012 - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB has abandoned a 10-turbine wind farm proposal in the Galloway Hills Regional Scenic Area in southern Scotland, BBC said Friday.
The company motivated its move with the proximity of the site to historical sites and the project's potential visual impact. Furthermore, BBC quoted project manager Andrew Bennett as saying that recent regulatory changes by Dumfries and Galloway Council had also discouraged the company, as the new rules envisage the installation only of wind turbines which are less than 80 m (262.5 ft) of height.
The wind farm, which was to be built at Blackmyre Moor near Creetown, had already attracted local opposition.