The Scottish Government has agreed to allow two wind farm projects to go ahead, despite opposition from aviation radar operators.
Black Law wind farm near Shotts, North Lanarkshire, can have another 23 turbines built, officials said, and plans for a new wind farm in Blackcraig, New Galloway, were approved. This will also see 23 turbines built.
“Black Law is already a successful wind farm that has turned an open-cast mine into a green energy centre. Once the extension is complete, the wind farm will generate enough green electricity to power 98,000 homes,” said Scottish energy minister Jim Mather.
“Blackcraig wind farm is a significant development which will make a valuable contribution to meeting 80% of Scotland’s electricity demand from renewables by 2020.
“Both of these developments faced objections from aviation radar operators and the fact that these have been successfully addressed is a mark of the progress being made in tackling aviation issues in wind farm deployment.”