Green light for new wind farm

The Oban Times - - News -

PLAN­NING per­mis­sion for a new 10-tur­bine wind farm in the High­lands has been ap­proved.

Paul Wheel­house, the min­is­ter for busi­ness, in­no­va­tion and en­ergy granted plan­ning per­mis­sion for the wind farm, 8kms west of Fort Au­gus­tus, on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 3.

It is hoped the de­vel­op­ment will cre­ate be­tween four and 50 jobs and gen­er­ate up to £4mil­lion in com­mu­nity ben­e­fit, to be di­vided equally be­tween lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Toni Volpe, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Falck Re­new­ables SPA said: ‘ This wind farm will also sup­port lo­cal com­mu­nity projects, help Scot­land meet its en­ergy tar­gets and in­clude mea­sures to pro­tect breed­ing birds and the en­vi­ron­ment.’

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