Published: 13/07/2015 10:37 - Updated: 13/07/2015 10:40

Caithness wind farm - planning refused

Wind farm application turned down.
Wind farm application turned down.

Limekiln Wind Farm, near Reay, in Caithness, has been refused planning consent, Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has announced. 

Mr Ewing agreed with the outcome of the Public Local Inquiry (PLI) on Limekiln Wind Farm which said consent should be refused.

Announcing his decision Mr Ewing said: “We have been clear that wind farms can only be built in the right places, and that proposed developments are subject to strict planning laws. Our policy strikes a careful balance between utilising Scotland's significant renewable energy resources whilst protecting our finest scenic landscapes and natural heritage.

“Each application is considered on its merits which is why I have refused permission for the proposed wind farm at Limekiln in line with the Reporter’s recommendation.”

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