The downside of on-shore wind farm development

Fifty community councils from across Dumfries and Galloway have written to the Scottish government and their local council, calling for a moratorium on planning consent for wind farms in the region. Willie Dickson, of Corsock and Kirkpatrick-Durham Community Council, said “impartial, accurate information on the pros and cons” was needed.

94Fifty community councils from across Dumfries and Galloway have written to the Scottish government and their local council, calling for a moratorium on planning consent for wind farms in the region. Willie Dickson, of Corsock and Kirkpatrick-Durham Community Council, said “impartial, accurate information on the pros and cons” was needed.

The Scottish government said a moratorium would be “unprecedented” and create a backlog of cases, and Dumfries and Galloway Council stated that they would consider the issue but were aware that the Scottish government has rejected previous similar requests. … Read More

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