South Scotland

Harestanes wind farm expansion opposed by council

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Image caption The council is to lodge its objection to the plans to expand the wind farm in southern Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Council is to lodge a formal objection to plans to expand a wind farm near Moffat.

Scottish Power Renewables wants to build a further seven turbines to add to 68 already approved at Harestanes.

However, local planning councillors have backed the recommendation of officials to oppose the scheme.

They argued that the location and design of the proposed development would adversely impact on the character of the area.

The Scottish government will have the final say as to whether or not the expansion can proceed.

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