Public enquiry for wind farm in Aviemore

Highland Council recently voted against the environmental and renewable energy development plans for a wind farm project in the Monadhliath Mountains. The project was proposed RWE Npower Renewables, but there has been a number of oppositions towards the plans which has resulted in the block by the council and now the subsequent enquiry by the Scottish Government. The council had original said that they would support the plans, thinking them a good idea, saying the wind farm would help to tackle climate change and conserve fossil fuels. It also added that it would be a good move to get more business in the area.

The biggest opponent to the plans has come from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, who claim that the 410ft turbines will spoil the landscape. The council is urging the developers of the site to propose its plans also for the site following the life of the turbines which is around 25 years.

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