Planners reverse refusal for wind farm

A wind farm in Scotland which had previously been refused planning permission is now to go ahead. A ruling this week overturned a decision made by Aberdeenshire Council last year […]

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By Kelvin Ross

A wind farm in Scotland which had previously been refused planning permission is now to go ahead.

A ruling this week overturned a decision made by Aberdeenshire Council last year to turn down the application by RES to build the wind farm near Stonehaven.

The 12 turbine Meikle Carewe Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of approximately 10 megawatts and will provide enough energy for more than 5,000 homes.

RES, which has bases in the UK, US and South Africa and builds both wind and solar facilities, expects to start work within the next year.

RES head of development Scotland, Allan Johnston, said: “Projects like Meikle Carewe will contribute to Scotland’s ambitious renewable energy targets and bring significant local economic and environmental benefits.”