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Wind farm plans are cut back

Victoria Brenan  


    Plans for a major wind farm in the south of Scotland have been scaled back.

    It follows concerns raised over the Scoop Hill project near Moffat about its impact on cultural heritage, dark skies and golden eagles in the area.

    Community Windpower initially wanted to build 75 turbines at Scoop Hill a few miles south east of the town.

    However, it has reduced that to 60 following discussions with consultees and the local community.

    The area is home to the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project which is working to boost numbers. The RSPB objected to the original proposals due to concerns about the collision risk and habitat loss.

    CREDIT: Victoria Brenan


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