The north coast in Sutherland will be blighted by a “wall of turbines” if wind farm proposals are approved, critics told a planning inquiry yesterday. Thirteen turbines would be built five miles south of Strathy, between a 33-turbine wind farm and the site of an approved scheme for 39 more. Another 23 are being considered between Strathy and Armadale. Objections at the inquiry were led on its third day by Wildland, the conservation company bankrolled by the billionaire landowner Anders Povlsen. It warned that clusters of turbines were damaging the “visual effect” of the Flow Country, Europe’s largest expanse of blanket bog.
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