Perth and Kinross planning authority gave the following decision on this application on 9.9.2013.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT
Application Number: 13/01230/FLL
I am directed by the Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Acts currently in force, to refuse your application registered on 8th July 2013 for permission for Erection of wind turbine and ancillary works Land 700 Metres South Of Glenbran Farm Abernyte for the reasons undernoted.
Development Quality Manager
Reasons for Refusal
1. As the proposed turbine will have a significant adverse impact on the visual amenity of the area, which is presently enjoyed by a host of receptors including (but not exclusively) visiting recreational users, the proposal is contrary to Policy 1 of the Perth Area Local Plan 1995 (Incorporating Alteration No1, Housing Land 2000), which seeks to protect existing (visual) amenity from new developments within the landward area from inappropriate developments.
2. As the proposal will have a detrimental impact on the landscape associated with Kings Seat, the proposal is contrary to Policy 1 of the Perth Area Local Plan 1995 (Incorporating Alteration No1, Housing Land 2000), which seeks to ensure that new developments do not cause unacceptable environmental impact.
The proposal is not in accordance with the Development Plan and there are no material reasons which merit approval of the planning application.