Two 225kW wind turbines were granted planning permission by Formartine Area Committee at Mains of Auchreddie, near Ellon. The project is a joint venture with the Black family who own and farm Auchreddie and the decision was made after the councillors had a look at the proposal during a site visit on the 29th of November. The decision represents a victory for community involvement and working with locals after the project changed locations following concerns from a nearby resident. The council took this on board and commended the applicants for their approach. Careful consideration was taken on both site location and turbine selection ensuring that the turbines blended in well with existing infrastructure and the landscape and had no adverse impact on the surrounding area.