[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 16:05 GMT
More time for wind farm decision
Wind farm
The council want more time to consider the application
Planners are seeking an extra month to consider a wind farm proposed for the Galloway hills.

Dumfries and Galloway Council had agreed to lodge its opposition to the Blackcraig development with the Scottish Executive.

But 12 councillors signed a petition to block the move.

The application for the 23-turbine wind farm will now go before either the planning and environment committee or the full council.

The Scottish Executive will have the final say on the application by Scottish and Southern Energy.

A total of 538 objections from all over Britain and as far away as Hong Kong have been received, along with 83 letters from people supporting the application.

Opponents say the 360ft turbines would spoil a scenic area.


SEE ALSO
New twist for wind farm proposal
15 Dec 06 |  South of Scotland
Vote goes against wind farm plan
12 Dec 06 |  South of Scotland
Council thumbs down for wind farm
10 Nov 06 |  South of Scotland
Decision deferred on turbine plan
06 Sep 06 |  South of Scotland
Wind farm objections top 500 mark
01 Sep 06 |  South of Scotland
32m wind farm plans move forward
31 Jul 06 |  South of Scotland

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific