South Scotland

Glenkerie wind farm extension appeal lodged

Glenkerie wind farm Image copyright Jim Barton

Developers have lodged an appeal after councillors rejected plans for a six-turbine extension to a wind farm in the Scottish Borders.

Two community councils as well as walkers and hill-running groups had objected to proposals to expand the 11-turbine Glenkerie wind farm.

Planning officials had advised approval but councillors turned down the plans.

Developers have now taken the case to the Scottish government to seek to reverse that decision.

Renewable energy firm Infinis wants to add the turbines to the site near Tweedsmuir.

Officers on Scottish Borders Council said there were no planning reasons to refuse the project but councillors turned them down.

The final say will now lie with the Scottish government.

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