Concern voiced on wind farms

Cree Valley Community Council is keen to have a meeting with other community councils in Galloway to discuss concerns about the rising number of applications for wind farms in the region.

Vice-chairman Bob Boan said: “There won’t be anywhere to park your car as there will be so many turbines.”

Mid Galloway councillor Alistair Geddes suggested that if such a meeting went ahead they would be wise to ask the area planning manager to explain the background to the planning process of dealing with wind farm applications, but he warned against coming to any conclusion that could exclude them in the future from the right to be a statutory consultee in the planning process.