Cree Valley Community Council has heavily criticised windfarm projects proposed at two sites withing its boundary.
Members have lodged concerns over RES’ scheme at Blair Hill in Kirkcudbrightshire, north of Minnigaff, and Energiekontor’s proposal at Glenvernoch, north of Newton Stewart, with the Scottish Government’s energy consents unit.
Combined, the proposals envisage up to 40 turbines between 200 and 250 metres high on open moorland and pasture.
A third turbine scheme proposed by Wind2 for Lairdmannoch near Laurieston has also prompted concerns from Tongland and Ringford Community Council and Twynholm Community Council.
On Glenvernoch, CVCC cited concerns over Newton Stewart as The Gateway to the Galloway Hills, the Galloway Forest Park, the Galloway and South Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere area and the Galloway Dark Sky Park.
It said: “Cree Valley Community Council has recently been inundated with expressions of concern from local residents and business owners.
“The proposed development by Energiekontor UK Ltd is much bigger and much closer to Newton Stewart than any windfarm previously approved by either the local or national planning authority.

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