Anders Povlsen, a Danish billionaire, has lost his fight against the Scottish Government decision over a major windfarm which threatens the view from his Highland estate. Unnamed opposition politicians are said to have supported him but the local community were in favour and raised a petition to support their case. Povlsen is the second largest private landowner in Scotland so we must assume ‘opposition’ means ‘Tory’.
The Scottish government, openly responsive to the local community support, gave permission for the 22-turbine Creag Riabhach development.
Readers might be interested to know that the Scottish government is not uncritical in its approach to giving permission for windfarms with 2 out of every 3 applications rejected: