RES has won its planning permission appeal, overturning the refusal by Dumfries & Galloway Council.
This is the second wind farm appeal case this year in which a hearing has been held. Too early for a trend to be emerging, but…
Specific points of interest:
decommissioning – the reporter decided this could be dealt with by suspensive condition, and no section 75 obligation was required
life of consent – she refused to extend this to 5 years because of lack of evidence to substantiate the claim that grid connection might cause delay
micro-siting – limited to 30m to ensure compliance with ES
On August 6, 2012