05/23/2013 03:18 EDT | Updated 07/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia regulator say community group can appeal wind farm deal

CHESTER, N.S. - A community group has been given the green light to appeal Chester council's approval of a massive wind farm near New Ross.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board issued its ruling today before a scheduled regulatory hearing later this month.

The Friends of South Canoe Lake are challenging council's decision to enter into a development agreement with the three proponents behind the $200 million wind farm.

Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power want to build 34 turbines stretching between Vaughan and New Ross.

The board begins two days of hearings on the project May 30 in New Ross.