Planners have given the go-ahead for a wind turbine two metres higher than a previously-approved application.
Planning permission for a 33 metre high wind turbine at Pomathorn Farm near Penicuik was granted last year.
Councillor Bryan Pottinger (Lab) ‘called in’ a bid for a 35.2 metre high wind turbine in place of the original application.
Last week he told Midlothian Council’s planning committee of changes to the original application, adding: “I’m not pro or anti wind turbines as such.
“I think it’s right this one should be dealt with by the committee. I thought it was right to question it.
“Facts have suddenly changed. That’s why it wasn’t called in the first time. So this is a fresh application.
“Previous errors were put on the website after the decision was taken with delegated powers.
“There are questions still to be answered before I can make my mind up.”
The application received 64 objections.
Howgate Community Council voiced concerns that the turbine would be visually intrusive for nearby residents and represent a significant and dangerous distraction for motorists, especially those driving on the B7026.
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