South Scotland

Glenmuckloch coal mine turbine plans submitted

Image caption The new turbines would be erected next to the Glenmuckloch opencast mine

A planning application has been lodged for a wind farm next to an opencast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway.

Glenmuckloch Renewable Energy wants to build eight turbines on the land near Kirkconnel.

Two community wind turbines are already being put up on the site.

Developers said they believed the latest project could generate enough energy to meet the needs of 16,000 homes and contribute about £4.4m to the local economy.

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