Windfarm may need lights to warn aircraft, inquiry told
A windfarm planned for the edge of the Cairngorms National Park could be painted a colour to make it less visible, but may require aircraft warning lights, a planning inquiry heard yesterday.
Developer RWE npower renewables has appealed to the Scottish Government to grant consent for the 31-turbine Allt Duine windfarm on the Monadhliath Mountains, near Kincraig, after it was rejected by Highland Council.
A planning inquiry before government reporter Jill Moody started at Aviemore yesterday. Giving evidence, landscape architect Lindsey Guthrie said she had recommended the renewable firm do tests of darker colours for the turbines, which would be up to 410ft high and need several miles of access tracks.
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