If the plans of Scottish Power Renewables are accepted, the largest wind farm in Scotland will see the addition of another 45 wind turbines. The energy output of the wind farm would be sufficient to power every household in Glasgow.
With 176 wind turbines Whitelee is already the biggest onshore wind farm in Europe. With the size of the project some groups are coming forward with concerns about further expansion.
“These turbines are so big that they are visible over a very wide area.” Davie Black of Ramblers Scotland said in a statement to the BBC.
“There is a fear that if developments like Whitelee are allowed to expand then a lot of the hillsides across Scotland will end up covered, and you will not be able to get the long open views that you expect in Scotland because of these turbines popping up.”
The local residents and interested parties will be examining the proposal and asking questions this week.