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Dumfries and Galloway nod for 41MW Windy Rig and 26MW Loganhead
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning committee has given consent to two wind farms in Scotland totalling 66.4MW.
Element Power has received approval for the 40.8MW Windy Rig wind farm north of Carsphairn, while Muirhall Energy has the go-ahead for the 25.6MW Loganhead project northwest of Langholm.
Windy Rig will consist of 12 turbines and will generate a fund of £200,000 a year to support communities neighbouring the wind farm.
It is estimated that construction and operation of the wind farm will be worth £7m to the Scottish economy, with about £2.5m spent in the local supply chain.
Element Power project manager Stuart Davidson said: “We have worked hard on the proposal for four years. We have worked closely with local communities, reflecting and acting on feedback from consultees and have refined our plans to make sure that they are acceptable.
“We look forward to continue working closely with the community and local businesses as we now take the scheme forward.”
Loganhead will comprise eight turbines and is located in commercial forestry, northwest of Langholm, close to the Muirhall Energy’s recently consented Crossdykes wind farm.
Muirhall Energy senior development manager Alastair Yule said: “We are clearly delighted that the planning committee followed the officer’s recommendation to approve our planning application for Loganhead wind farm.
“We would like to thank everyone who has supported the wind farm, and look forward to delivering the project in the near future.”
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