A CONTROVERSIAL wind farm application near the Cheviot Hills which attracted around 1200 objections has been thrown out by planning officials at Scottish Borders Council.

Swedish firm Vattenfall had wanted to erect five 110 metre-high turbines at the Whitton wind farm near Morebattle. But the plans met with fierce opposition led by campaign group Protect Your Cheviots.

Among the objectors was the Duchess of Sutherland who argued the development would mar views from the Eildons, Cheviots and Carter Bar. She said: “It would spoil a particularly magnificent part of our countryside.”


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