Nathro objections pulled

Two major objections to the proposed 17 turbine windfarm at Nathro Hill have been withdrawn it has been revealed.

The proposed wind farm, located north west of Brechin, had previously received objections from RSPB Scotland and the Ministry of Defence.

The Ministry of Defence has raised issued around the interaction of the project with radar systems used to operate RAF Leuchars. However, they have withdrawn their objection after developer, Eurowind, addressed the issues.

The potential impact of the project on local Golden Eagle population was a concern for RSPB Scotland. Their objection has been fully removed following detailed bird population modelling work undertaken at their request.

The news of the withdrawal of the objections comes a project addendum for wider consultation was submitted to Scottish Government before a decision on the proposal can be made. Angus Council, who are a consultee in the planning process, have yet to make a comment on the project.

Separate to the planning process, Eurowind have been running a consultation to gauge if surrounding communities are interested in forming a Joint Venture with the company, whereby a community body would own a share in the wind farm.