A proposal to construct Europe’s largest wind farm on the Outer Hebrides island of Lewis has been scaled back from 234 to 181 turbines. In addition the development will entail an extensive road network, pylons (towers) , miles of cabling, sub-stations and quarries. This reduction has been made to mollify green campaigners and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The original proposal received about 4000 objections, including governmental agencies.

Protest groups, which include Moorland Without Turbines believe that irreplaceable peat bogs on the island will be destroyed.

The development is sponsored by Lewis Wind Power, a partnership between Amec and British Energy.

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