Developers have shelved plans for a hugely unpopular windfarm in rural Perthshire. After a rollercoaster planning wrangle that lasted five years, ABO Wind has announced it will halt work on its 11-turbine Green Burn project between Alyth and Bridge of Cally. More than 150 residents and groups objected to the scheme which would have seen turbines bigger than Big Ben installed next to the existing 16-mast Drumberg site. The plan was rejected by councillors in March 2017, amid claims the windfarm would deter visitors from coming to Perthshire. But the decision was overturned by the Scottish Government in February the following year, after an appeal by the Belshill-based project leaders. Now the company’s head of development Clark Crosbie has announced the project has been put on the back burner.
Dundee Courier 17th June 2019 read more »