UK-based renewable energy developer RES has received the planning consent from the Scottish Government for the development of the Freasdail wind farm near Whitehouse on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll and Bute in Scotland.
The company’s 11-turbine project was earlier rejected by the Argyll and Bute Council after which it filed an appeal with the Scottish Government for an approval.
RES development project manager Neil Martin said the company is glad to get the planning permission from the Scottish Government for the wind project.
"We have sensitively designed the project and demonstrated that the wind farm would have no significant effects on local people, the local environment or local wildlife," Martin added.
The Freasdail wind farm, construction of which would begin in 2015, is expected to make a key contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy targets.
According to the company, the project will provide the local community with community benefits package totalling over £2.75m over the project’s lifetime, including Local Electricity Discount Scheme.