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Windfarm bid turned down

PLANS for an eight-turbine windfarm in the region have been turned down by Dumfries and Galloway councillors.

The proposal for the windfarm at Larbrax, near Leswalt in Wigtownshire had been recommended for refusal by planning officials, including the council’s landscape architect.
There were other objections, including one from Scottish Natural Heritage with the main basis of objection that the windfarm would have an adverse visual effect on the surrounding coastal area.
Following the Dumfries and Galloway Planning Committee decision to refuse the windfarm, a spokesperson on behalf of Brookfield Renewable UK Ltd (formerly PNE WIND UK) said: “It is disappointing that the Dumfries and Galloway planning committee have failed to recognise both the many positive long-term economic benefits the Larbrax Wind Farm would bring to the Wigtownshire area, and also the limited effects of the proposal.
“We appreciate that there is frustration locally following the decision and we would like to thank local residents and businesses for the time and support that they have afforded the project over the last three years.
“We maintain our position that this is an acceptable and beneficial scheme and we will now carefully consider our next steps.”

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