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Calls to reopen turbine inquiry

Turbines
The original inquiry into the plans was held in February 2008

A council has called for a wind farm public inquiry held in the Scottish Borders 18 months ago to be reopened.

The local authority said numerous factors have changed since the original hearing into the proposals at Fallago Rig in Berwickshire.

The Ministry of Defence has dropped its objection to the 48-turbine development by North British Wind Power.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) believes the best option would be to reconvene the inquiry started in February 2008.

Local politicians have criticised the timescale and transparency of the inquiry in the past.

However, the Scottish Government has insisted all the issues need "careful and thorough investigation".

Post-inquiry talks have been held with the MoD about its concerns over the impact on its nearby radar.

They have now withdrawn their objection, prompting SBC to seek the reopening of the public inquiry.



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