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Turbine Refusal


04/02/16


South Lanarkshire Council look set to refuse an application for a 76 metre wind turbine in Cambuslang.

The plan had been put forward by Healthy 'n' Happy Community Trust, who say it was needed to help fund their work.

But councillors sitting on a planning committee will be advised by officers to knock back the application.


The plans have proved controversial in the Cambuslang East community and 1,268 objection letters were received by the planning department, alongside 409 letters of support.

Halfway Community Council and Margaret Ferrier MP had both objected to the plans, alongside residents of Loanend Cottages, who live near the proposed site at Flemington Farm.


A report to councillors will list 40 separate points of objection and eight points of support.

Officers say the plan does not comply with four policies in the local development plan, particularly relating to the landscape and visual impact and residential impact..

The report concludes that the turbine "would have an adverse landscape and visual impact and adverse impact on residential amenity."