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Wind firm 'bewildered' by delay
Wind turbine
A decision on the wind farm has been delayed once again
The firm behind proposals to develop a wind farm in the Galloway hills said it was "absolutely bewildered" at the latest delay in the planning process.

It came after planning councillors decided to hand the Blackcraig plans to the full council to make a ruling.

Scottish and Southern Energy Project Manager John Thelmis said he was surprised by the further delay.

Committee member Joan Mitchell said she believed it was the best way to deal with the 23-turbine application.

It will be the fourth time the plans have gone to committee.

I am much happier that it comes to full council and gives every councillor the opportunity to have their say and have their vote
Cllr Joan Mitchell

Mr Thelmis said he felt the application could have been decided more quickly.

"It does seem a nonsense that they put it back to the planning and environment committee only for it to then decide that they need to put it to a full council meeting," he said.

"We felt that the policy position between the structure plan and the local plan had been clarified and that was sufficient for members to make a decision.

"We are absolutely bewildered that the process goes on."

Cllr Mitchell, however, said she believed the decision was correct.

"I am much happier that it comes to full council and gives every councillor the opportunity to have their say and have their vote," she said.

"I think it would have been silly for the same councillors to have voted for a second time."


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