Turbine plan is blown out

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TWO planned 40-metre tall wind turbines that were to be built next to Traprain Law in East Lothian have been refused planning permission.

Developers claimed the site, near Whittingehame Mains and Cockielaw, had been selected for minimum visibility.

But the proposals had faced strong objection from locals, and council officials said the turbines “harmfully compromised the integrity of a highly valued, landmark national feature”.

Historic Scotland also objected to the plans, leading to them being refused by East Lothian Council.