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Aberdeen Bay offshore wind farm substation vote appealed

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Developers hoping to build a wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen are appealing against a decision to turn down a planning application for a substation.

Aberdeenshire councillors rejected the application for a site at Blackdog last year.

Developers of the experimental wind farm in Aberdeen Bay have lodged an appeal with the Scottish government.

US businessman Donald Trump opposes the 11-turbine development, claiming it would spoil views from his golf resort.

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is a £230m project.

Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited is looking to connect to the grid in 2017.

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