Public inquiry scheduled for proposed Borders wind farm

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A public inquiry into a proposed major wind farm in the Borders is set to get underway next week.

Greenock-based Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm Ltd. want to erect 16 turbines on a site around three kilometres from the Peeblesshire hamlet of Tweedsmuir.

Scottish Borders Council renewed its opposition to the scheme at a meeting last month.

Government planning reporters David Buylia and Claire Milne will listen to evidence from the developers as well as the objectors including Tweedsmuir Community Council and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

The public inquiry will get underway in Tweedsmuir Village Hall on Tuesday.

A site visit is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1st.