A proposal to increase the size of an already planned wind turbine was rejected by local Councillors. The E48 turbine to be built by Arthur Simmers at Hill of Fechal had already been approved some time ago. Mr Simmers had, since the first approval, asked to increase the size by 10 percent to an E56 larger machine at 87metres tall
Despite a recomendation by planners to approve, Councillors rejected the move by 5 votes to 4 at the Formartine Area Committee on 24th September.
The rejection does not stop the smaller E48 78metre high machine and Mr Simmers still has a right of appeal to the Scottish Government to allow the larger turbine.