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Radar delayed inquiry to resume

Wind turbine
The wind turbine inquiry is set to resume next month

A date has been set to resume a wind farm public inquiry in southern Scotland delayed to assess its potential impact on radar systems.

Scottish and Southern Energy hopes to build 23 turbines at Blackcraig in the Galloway Hills.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown said the inquiry was set to reconvene on 27 October in Dalry Town Hall.

He said the suspension of the inquiry since April 2008 was "frustrating" but was pleased to see progress at last.

The hearing was originally halted to allow National Air Traffic Services to give evidence of the effect on radar technology.

It was expected to require only six months but has now taken nearly a year and a half.

Mr Brown welcomed the move to resume the inquiry.

He said: "Many local people and businesses want to see an end to the ongoing uncertainty over the Blackcraig wind farm proposal."

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