Westruther turbines plan fails to impress councillors

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The developers of a wind farm given the thumbs down by councillors on Monday has said they are ‘extremely disappointed’ with the decision.

The Brunta Hill scheme for eight 100m-high turbines near Westruther was unanimously rejected by councillors.

Gemma Hamilton, project development manager for PNE Wind, said: “We are extremely disappointed by this decision today.

“Considerable effort has gone into the design of the proposed Brunta Hill wind farm to ensure that the renewable energy potential of this site is maximised, whilst minimising the landscape and environmental effects on the surrounding area.”

She added: “We maintain our position that this is an acceptable scheme and following detailed examination of the council’s decision we will explore what further options are available in order to progress this development.”

For full report see this week’s Southern Reporter