Four in 10 wind turbine appeals decided by the Scottish government successfully overturned the original decision, the BBC has found. Official figures show 250 wind turbine applications, which were refused by Scottish councils, have been decided by the Scottish government since 2002. In 104 cases (41.6%) the original decision was reversed. Campaign groups said government planners were overruling democratic decisions taken by councils. The Scottish government said the planning system was focused on early engagement with communities.
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