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Carter Bar wind farm plans ditched

A wind farm at another location in Scotland. Credit: PA

Plans for a wind farm close to the border between Scotland and England at Carter Bar have been ditched, following strong opposition.

Infinis Wind Holdings wanted to erect seven turbines, each rising to 126.5 metres, between Jedburgh and the crossing point into Northumberland at a site called Cummings Hill.

An action was formed in the hamlet of Chesters to fight the application, which received more than 100 letters of objection.

Organisations from both sides of the border, including Scottish Natural Heritage and Northumberland National Park, were also against the bid.

Infinis have now informed Scottish Borders Council they are no longer proceeding.

The applicant has been considering their position in relation to the application in light of recent consultee responses."

– Agent Craig Wallace