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Kilgallioch Wind farm approved

Friday February 15th, 2013

Planning has been granted for a wind farm in the South-West of Scotland which could power the equivalent of more than 130,000 homes and create jobs for the area.

The Kilgallioch Wind Farm, in Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire, will create around 200 to 250 jobs during the three years of construction and 13 full time jobs thereafter.

The developers will fund local environmental and energy projects, as well as financing two Countryside Rangers, to maintain the Southern Upland Way during the wind farm’s operation.

Environmental protection is a key focus of the build, with the plans mitigated to remove a number of turbines from the original proposal.

Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, said: “The Kilgallioch Wind Farm will create jobs both in its construction and during its lifetime, as well as having the capacity to supply more than 130,000 homes with renewable electricity.”

 

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