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EDF wins Pearie Law appeal

Consent clinched for 18MW wind farm in Central Belt of Scotland

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EDF Energy Renewables has secured planning permission for an up to 18MW wind farm at Pearie Law in the Central Belt of Scotland.

Scottish ministers approved the six-turbine project on appeal, overturning rejection by local authority officials at West Lothian Council.

A reporter from the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals recommended approval. Conditions on consent include agreeing aviation mitigation with Edinburgh airport.

Pearie Law is planned for commercial forestry and open ground alongside Cobbinshaw Loch and close to a number of planned and operational wind farms including Black Law (pictured) and Pate’s Hill. The project will feature tip heights of up to 125 metres and turbines of between 2MW and 3MW.

Determination formed part of a conjoined inquiry alongside nearby Section 36 applications at Harburnhead and Fauch Hill, the latter of which was refused while the former was approved.

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