SNP minister scorns ‘myth’ of windfarm bid approval

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 22/08/2013

Finance Secretary John Swinney has claimed that a public perception that all windfarm applications are approved is a “myth”.

He said 68% of 192 of turbine appeals examined by the Scottish Government between May 2007 and August 2013 were refused consent. The SNP minister told a public meeting in Hawick yesterday that every single application was considered on its own merits.

Last week the Conservatives accused the government of trying to “bully” councils into approving plans for windfarms.

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