‘Ring of steel’ wind farm at Carsphairn refused #SCT

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A wind farm which Mountaineering Scotland claimed would form a “ring of steel” around a Galloway hill has been rejected. Dumfries and Galloway Council refused the 10-turbine project in August 2017. Developers then appealed to the Scottish government over the Longburn scheme near Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. A reporter has now concluded that while it would have economic benefits they did not outweigh the adverse effect on the landscape. Mountaineering Scotland – formerly known as the Mountaineering Council of Scotland – . . .

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