Scottish Council agrees wind farm opposition

Councillors in the Scottish Borders have agreed to oppose plans to build a 26-turbine wind farm. Officials had advised Scottish Borders Council to object to the Scottish Government over the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Councillors in the Scottish Borders have agreed to oppose plans to build a 26-turbine wind farm.

Officials had advised Scottish Borders Council to object to the Scottish Government over the plans for the Aikengall IIa scheme near Cockburnspath.

Community Windower said it could provide enough electricity to power more than 70,000 homes.

Proposals for the project also include access roads, control room buildings and a 90-metre high wind monitoring mast.

It had attracted opposition from community councils in the area and planning officials said the project would “unacceptably harm” the Borders landscape and also have an impact on local residents and visitors.

The final decision however lies with the Scottish Government.