MORE details have emerged about the environmental advisory group which has been set up to oversee the construction of the planned Viking Energy wind farm. Among those confirmed to sit on the group include north mainland councillor Alastair Cooper, Andrew McBride from Peatland Action Shetland and Shetland Bird Club’s Pete Ellis. The body – named the Shetland Wind Environmental Advisory Group (SWEAG) – will meet at least twice a year during the construction phase of the wind farm. The group met for the first time on Tuesday (7 July). The meetings will be private and not open for members of the public to attend. The developer is now looking to discharge a condition relating to the advisory group as it looks to have all planning consent in place while regulator Ofgem decides on the all-important 600MW interconnector.
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