Rossie windfarm plan blown away

The site where the turbines were to be built
The site where the turbines were to be built

An eight year battle to stop wind turbines being built on a scenic spot outside Montrose has been won by campaigners.

The latest application, which was the third since 2007, was for two turbines to be build at Rossie Moor, near Montrose.

The plan was objected by several groups and organisations, including Rossie School in Montrose which serves children with health and development issues, such as autism, epilepsy and ADHD.

The school said it feared the constantly moving blades could disturb the youngsters, while campaigners formed a group known as STORM (Stop Turbines On Rossie Moor), saying the turbines would be a blot on the landscape and affect wildlife.

The latest proposal has been refused by Angus Council officers using delegated powers.

The exact reasons for the refusal are not yet known, as the matter it did not come before Angus councillors.

Virginia Fraser, whose farm is nearby the site where the turbines were planned for, said: “We just hope that they don’t try again. We believed that they wouldn’t try again last time but they just came back.

“Let us just hope that this is now the end of the story.”

The Review is currently waiting for a comment from applicants Green Cat Renewables.

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