A £2bn offshore wind farm project on the verge of construction could be scuppered because of an unresolved legal challenge over fears it will kill too many birds. The 450-megawatt Neart na Gaoithe wind farm would see up to 64 turbines, each up to 646 feet tall, built nine miles off the coast of Fife. It was one of only two offshore wind projects to win a crucial subsidy contract from the Government last year. But that deal could soon be revoked unless a judicial review brought by the RSPB against planning consent for the project is resolved. The charity argues the wind farm, together with three other proposed projects in the Firths of Forth and Tay, would be among “the most deadly for birds anywhere in the world”.
Telegraph 7th Feb 2016 read more »