Windfarm costs row
Published at 21:39, Wednesday, 01 August 2012
A SOLUTION must be found to ease the cost of windfarm applications on local authorities.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell and Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont raised the issue after the Scottish government admitted it had not assessed the cost impact, despite setting some of the highest renewable energy targets in the world.
The Scottish Conservatives have submitted Freedom of Information requests to all councils asking how much the process has cost them over the past five years.
Mr Mundell said: “It’s bad enough that you can’t move without seeing turbines let alone that taxpayers are seeing council resources swallowed up by processing a barrage of applications.”
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