Gilston Hill wind farm site faces second rejection
Councillors are being advised to refuse plans for a wind farm on the same site in the Borders as a project previously rejected by the Scottish government.
Gilston Hill Wind Farm Ltd wants to put up seven turbines on land north west of Gilston Farm, near Heriot.
A 16-turbine project in the same area - straddling the boundary with Midlothian - was turned down in 2013.
Planning officers have advised Scottish Borders Council to refuse the new plan due to its landscape impact.
Developers have said that the latest proposals have a "much smaller layout footprint", which would "dramatically" reduce that effect.
However, a report to councillors has recommended it should not proceed.
In addition to landscape impact, concerns were also raised about the effect on badgers and monitoring air traffic in the area.