Wind turbine application refusals continue to be the main focus of the council’s local review body, as applicants invariably appeal against the original decision.
The latest reviews included the application for two 45m high wind turbines at Whiterig Farm, Eyemouth, the review body upholding the original decision of the planning officer that the proposal “would have an unacceptable adverse impact on the open rolling landscape to the detriment of the visual amenity of the area”.
The review body also rejected an appeal by applicants wanting to put a 41.8m turbine at Primsidemill, Yetholm.
Waiting for a decision is a review request on the refusal of two 34.5m high turbines at Alemill Farm, Eyemouth, turned down on the grounds that they would be widely visible in the surrounding area and would be a dominant feature in the landscape.
Review requests have also been made following refusal of planning consent for: a 48m high wind turbine at Addinston Farm, Lauder; and a 102m high turbine on land south east of Thorneydykes Farm, Westruther where planners felt it would “unacceptably dominate the landscape” and would “unacceptably extend wind energy development further into a medium-scaled, settled landscape”.