Controversial wind farm plans rejected #SCT

By National Wind Watch A bid to build a 12-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge was rejected by councillors this week. Leeds-based EnergieKontor’s application to create the Pines Burn wind farm on the Harwood Estate, unveiled last year, was recommended by Scottish Borders Council officers for approval at Monday’s planning and building standards committee meeting. However, the plans were thrown out, mainly because of their feared adverse effect on the landscape, properties and historic sites. The controversial development, sparking 60 letters of objection and . . .

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