South Scotland

E.On submits Carsphairn wind turbine bid

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Image caption E.On said it had worked hard to minimise the visual impact of its proposals

Energy firm E.On has submitted a planning application to build up to 19 turbines at Quantans Hill near Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway.

The company said it could generate enough electricity to power about 36,800 homes.

It said that after consultation it had designed the wind farm to have "minimal impact" on the landscape.

The application's fate will be decided by the Scottish government's energy consents unit.

If successful, E.On said it would give up to £285,000-a-year to a community benefit fund.

Nick Taylor, project developer at E.On, said: "We're grateful for the interest and patience the local community has shown in this project.

"Having considered their feedback and taken on board their views, we've made some changes to improve our proposal that will reduce the impact on the local community.

"In particular we have worked hard to minimise the visual impact of the project on the surrounding area."

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