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Two-thirds of Scottish Councils don’t know how many wind farms there are. And I bet the same is true for Ontario MPPs

Simon Johnson — Political Editor — The Telegraph — December 24, 2012

Asked by the Conservatives how many turbines had been erected in their area, only 10 of 32 Scottish local authorities were able to provide a definite figure.

A further dozen were able to provide an estimate based on planning applications they have approved, while the Tories said the remaining 10 either had no record or failed to respond.

Murdo Fraser, a senior Conservative MSP, described the lack of information as “astonishing” and called for local authorities and SNP ministers to conduct a detailed audit.

It also emerged the Scottish Government has overturned another council decision to refuse planning consent for a wind farm despite local planners concluding it would have “a major adverse visual impact on the landscape”.

The 416ft-high turbines in the Falkirk area are expected to be visible from the Pentland, Ochil and Kilsyth hills, parts of Fife and the M8 motorway.

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