MoD drops Eskdalemuir safeguard
The ministry of Defence has withdrawn objections to hundreds of megawatts of proposed wind farms around the Eskdalemuir nuclear test monitoring facility in the south of Scotland.
Military officials dropped the long-standing hurdles as part of interim guidance published yesterday by the Scottish government.
Around 500Mw of projects in Scotland and northern England could as a result move towards construction over the next few years. Many others will also benefit in the longer term.