Borders blocks Gilston Hill
Council planners reject Forsa Energy’s plans for 21MW wind farm
The planning committee at the Scottish Borders Council has rejected Forsa Energy’s plans for the 21MW Gilston Hill wind farm.
The committee dismissed the application over the landscape concerns, the BBC reported.
The reports added that concerns were also raised over the impact on badgers and the monitoring of air traffic around the wind farm site, north of Galashiels.
The proposal was for a seven-turbine project with 3MW hardware and tip heights of 126.5 metres.
Forsa Energy is a new venture set up by Velocita Energy Developments and 2020 Renewables.
The project was planned to be built on land that was previously included in a rejected 16-machine layout put forward by Ridgewind/Blue Energy.