Insurance firm Aviva has lodged plans to build a 252ft wind turbine at its site in Perth.
The company says the structure – which would be about the height of 18 double decker buses – is key to its goal of making the Pitheavlis operation, located off the M90, 100% supplied by on-site renewable energy.
However, several residents who live nearby have voiced their opposition to the proposal.
Mike Duncan, 47, of Pitheavlis Terrace, said: “It is all well and good to go down the renewable energy route but 252ft is massive – the turbine will be seen for miles around here.”
Mary Wilkins, 66, also of Pitheavlis Terrace, said she reckoned neighbours would be outraged when they realised how the proposed tower would loom over their homes.
An environmental impact assessment carried out by Perth and Kinross Council highlights that the proposed turbine would be sited in a prominent location and would be visible from much of the surrounding area.
The report warns the turbine would be likely to significantly affect the local landscape character and notes its proximity to a green belt area.
An environmental statement carried out by Purple Renewables, on behalf of Aviva, says the turbine will make the Perth building fit for purpose.