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Firm appeals Wigtownshire wind farm rejection

A wind farm developer is to fight a council decision to reject its plans for an 11-turbine project in Wigtownshire.

In September, Dumfries and Galloway councillors refused planning permission for a wind farm at Glenchamber, between New Luce, Kirkcowan and Glenluce.

They expressed concerns over its "significant adverse impact" on the landscape.

Developer RES said it had now submitted an appeal to the Scottish government.

RES project manager Dave Eastman claimed the company had a strong case for an appeal.

He said: "Whilst Dumfries and Galloway Council raised objections on the grounds of effects on landscape character, adverse visual effects and impacts on the historic environment, this position is not supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Historic Scotland."

The appeal has been submitted to the Scottish government directorate for planning and environmental appeals (DPEA), and an independent planning reporter will determine the outcome.

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