Tralorg wind farm gets the green light

The Tralorg Windfarm which will be situated approximately two kilometres east of Girvan has been given the go ahead by the Scottish Government.

The proposals by PNE Wind for eight turbines at the site were rejected by South Ayrshire Council’s regulatory panel in March last year, but that decision has now been overturned.

Gilbert Stevenson, development director at PNE WIND UK, said: “We are delighted that our appeal has been upheld.

“We have always believed that the Tralorg windfarm is a well-designed and sensibly located scheme.

“We are very grateful for the support that we have received from many local people and organisations for the Tralorg windfarm, and we now look forward to the next phase of the development”.

The council had cited concern over the impact the site would have visually on the area.

However, the Tralorg plans have always enjoyed community support.

Girvan and South Carrick Councillor Alec Clark said: “Given the approval of Tralorg I think it gives credence to the work done at the start of this process when I was chair of the community council.

“We engaged with the developers to ensure that this was a contained development and wouldn’t be unsightly for the area.

“This isn’t about being for or against wind farms, it’s a matter of engagement to ensure that the community gets the benefits such as employment. It says people in the area followed the right process.”