VIKING Energy has reapplied to the Scottish Land Court for consent for the construction and operation of its planned 103 turbine wind farm. The application, if approved, will supersede previous approval granted in 2018 as it includes a greater turbine height of 155m. Last year Viking Energy successfully gained permission from Scottish ministers to increase the turbine size from 145m. The Crofting Commission or any other party with an interest may object to the application within 28 days. The application also includes the implementation of a habitat management plan by “carrying out works for the benefit of protected bird species and to restore blanket bog”.
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