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Two-fifths of Scots wind farm rejections reversed

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

SCOTTISH ministers have overturned two out of five council planning decisions to reject applications for wind farm turbines, it emerged yesterday.

A BBC Scotland study found that since 2002 the Scottish Government has overruled a local authority refusal to grant planning permission in 104 out of 250 cases.

This includes ministers overturning 13 out of 30 wind turbine refusals in the Scottish Highlands, 13 out of 29 in Dumfries and Galloway and 11 out of 35 in Aberdeenshire.

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