Dunoon Wind Farm rejected

Today Argyll and Bute Council refused planning consent for the Dunoon Wind Farm proposal on the Cowal peninsula, to the north west of Dunoon.
The wind farm would have provided the annual electricity needs for up to 11,000 homes each year and could have made an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Wind farm developer Infinergy, and the many people who have pledged their support for the wind farm, are disappointed that the planning committee has rejected the proposal. Charles Sandham, Chief Executive of Infinergy said: “The site is a very good location for a wind farm, with suitable average wind speeds, good grid connection opportunities and compliant with relevant planning policies of Argyll and Bute Council. This was the perfect opportunity for Councillors to make a difference and help combat climate change, an opportunity that has, for the moment, been lost.”
Mr Sandham continued “We would like to thank the many residents who backed the application and expressed their support to the Planning Committee. A wind farm here had considerable local support and would have assisted the global battle of tackling climate change.”

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