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Achlachan Wind Farm given go ahead

By SPP Reporter

PLANS to build five turbines on the outskirts of Watten have been giventhe green light.

Whirlwind Renewables has received planning permission to go ahead withconstruction of Achlachan wind farm.

Highland Council approved plans for five turbines, each 115 metres tall.

The site is located on moorland south of Mybster to the west ofCausewaymire wind farm. According to Whirlwind Renewables’ website, onceconstruction is completed the turbines will provide power to more than8400 homes and generate up to 10 megawatts.

Company spokesman Jake Surman said: "We are delighted to receive planning consent for this amendment to the consented Achlachan wind farm.

"It will allow the project to generate a greater amount of green clean energy helping the Scottish government achieve its renewable energy targets.

"This permission slightly amends an existing consent and allows the installation of more modern efficient turbines with higher energy yields for a small increase in height of 5m.

"We anticipate the Achlachan Wind Farm will be operational by the end of next year.

"Construction has already started."

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