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Complainant Name:
Mr Andrew Darling

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Berwickshire News

Complaint:

Mr Andrew Darling complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have inaccurately reported on the response to his proposals for the construction of a wind turbine, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology:

Apology

In an article dated 08 November, about a proposal for the construction of a wind turbine by Mr Andrew Darling, we incorrectly stated that there was "overwhelming opposition" to the proposal. We accept that a majority of Hume residents who wrote to Scottish Borders Council planning department were in support of the application. We stated also that local B and B operators had raised concerns that this would negatively impact on tourism. We accept that this cannot be substantiated and would like to apologise, unreservedly, to Mr Andrew Darling for the mistakes.

Date Published: 04/01/2013



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