THE SCOTTISH Land Court has granted permission to Viking Energy to build larger wind turbines on crofting land in the central mainland of Shetland. Referring to an earlier decision by the land court, Chairman Lord Minginish said the court was satisfied that the development continued to be reasonable and that the scheme provides fair recompense to the members of the crofting community. It relates to the maximum height of the wind turbines increasing from 145 metres to 155 metres – something which gained planning permission from the Scottish Government last year. Because the wind farm is being built on crofting land affecting several townships and common grazing areas, the project requires consent from the Scottish Land Court, which looks after crofting matters.
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