Villagers fight substation bid

By Shona Gossip

Published: 25/02/2013

Almost a whole village in Aberdeenshire has banded together to oppose plans for an electricity substation linked to a £230million offshore windfarm.

Blackdog residents are objecting to the proposals amid concerns about heavy traffic, loss of amenities, noise disturbance and access to the beach.

The most common concern highlighted in the 67 letters, however, was that the village was being used as a “dumping ground”.

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