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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03593: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the evidence regarding the potential vulnerability of hen harriers to wind turbines, which has been published since the close of the public inquiry into the proposed Strathy South wind farm, will be considered in the determination of the wind farm's application.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 31 October 2016

Ornithological matters were a key feature of the Public Local Inquiry. However, the Scottish Government will continue to take into account representations on the application received regarding any relevant matter, including hen harriers, until a decision is taken.