South Scotland

Council planners oppose plans for Sanquhar wind farm

Plans for a new wind farm in Upper Nithsdale are facing opposition from council planners.

They have recommended that councillors refuse Element Power's application to build nine turbines at Twentyshilling Hill, two miles south of Sanquhar.

Two local community councils support the development of the 125m (410ft) high turbines.

But planners claim it would have a significant impact on a valuable scenic area.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites