A Scottish wildlife charity has lodged a legal challenge against the consent granted to four major offshore wind farm projects. RSPB Scotland is challenging the developments in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. Scottish ministers approved the Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo projects in October. Industry body Scottish Renewables described the legal challenge as “really disappointing”. The four projects could comprise more than 400 turbines and generate more than 2.2GW of power, enough to power more than 1.4million homes every year.

Consent was given to the four developments under strict conditions to mitigate any potential environmental impact, and backing was given by environmental groups including Friends of the Earth Scotland. However, a spokesman for RSPB Scotland said the approved projects could have “serious implications” for wildlife in the area. To read more go to:


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