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Permission refused for wind turbines at Woodlands Farm

12/02/08,TSPL, Scotsman,News, Renewable energy, Wind farms, Wind Turbine, Wind power, Electricity.Power,. Sunset over Blacklaw Wind Farm, near Forth.  Pic Ian Rutherford
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12/02/08,TSPL, Scotsman,News, Renewable energy, Wind farms, Wind Turbine, Wind power, Electricity.Power,. Sunset over Blacklaw Wind Farm, near Forth. Pic Ian Rutherford Blacklaw

IT has been ruled that ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to new giant wind turbines being built in at least one corner of Clydesdale.

Council planning permission to erect a 200 foot high turbine at Woodlands Farm, near New Trows, Lesmahagow has been refused on the grounds that there are already too many of them in the area already, marring the local scenery.

The decision by South Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee as the Gazette went to press last week could be a landmark one as the council tries to balance the Scottish Government’s drive to have Scotland entirely powered by renewable energy by 2020 with calls from the likes of rural Clydesdale MP David Mundell and some local communities that there are already too many turbines crowding the area’s skyline, potentially damaging our area’s valuable tourist trade.

For more information on this story, pick up up a copy of the latest Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.

 

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