South Scotland

Sanquhar wind farm plans approved

A wind farm in Upper Nithsdale has been approved despite opposition from council planning officers.

They had recommended that councillors refuse Element Power's application to build nine turbines at Twentyshilling Hill, two miles south of Sanquhar.

Two local community councils had supported the scheme with the other offering no objection.

Approval was given by Dumfries and Galloway Council's planning committee, subject to conditions.

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