Five potential Fife Council wind power sites identified

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Five potential sites for Fife Council's wind power project have been identified.

The sites were chosen after detailed studies of 25 areas of land which have a council building next to them.

They are Pitreavie Playing Fields, Halbeath Park and Ride, Inverkeithing High School, Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre and Cotlands Park in Kennoway.

A decision on whether planning applications can be lodged will be taken on 9 September.

The council hope the turbines could generate up to £11.75m.

Spokesman Chris Ewing said the project would help reduce carbon emissions and cut the council's energy bills.

He said: "The council spent £13m on energy bills in the last year and projects like this one have the potential to generate income for the organisation at a time of financial challenge.

"If councillors approve, planning applications will be lodged for the five sites and each would then have to go through the detailed planning process as well as additional community consultation."

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