Ministers give controversial Highlands windfarm green light



A controversial 22-turbine windfarm in a remote area of Sutherland, earmarked by the Scottish Government for protection from such developments, has been given the green light by ministers.
The Creag Riabhach scheme in Altnaharra lies within the Wild Land Areas map which was unveiled by ministers two years ago to protect the natural heritage of Scotland. It came amid growing public concerns about the spread of windfarms onto untouched landscapes.
Conservation and mountaineering groups say they are “disappointed and concerned” by the decision.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said the windfarm... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 47
Source: Scotsman
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