Evidence on Dufftown plan’s effect on park

Designer says windfarm to have limited visibility

By Donna MacAllister

Published: 17/11/2010

A landscape architect yesterday said he was “absolutely satisfied” that a 59-turbine windfarm would have “very limited visibility” from the Cairngorms National Park if built on the remote Glenfiddich Estate, near Dufftown.

Edinburgh-based James Welch gave evidence on the first day of a public inquiry at Dufftown’s Memorial Hall.

Dutch-run Infinergy hopes to erect the 410ft structures at Hill of Dorenell, on 5,000 acres of the remote Cabrach area bordering Cairngorms National Park (CNP) to power nearly 100,000 homes.

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