[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Highland turbine plans abandoned  

Credit:  David Ross, Highland Correspondent | The Herald | 22 March 2013 | www.heraldscotland.com ~~

The company behind a controversial wind farm in the Highlands has decided to abandon the project in the face of the considerable local opposition.

Falck Renewables’ plans for 17 turbines on Clach Liath, in the Ben Wyvis massif near Dingwall, were fought by various groups.

The internationally acclaimed climber, Hamish MacInnes, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Cameron McNeish, mountaineer, writer and broadcaster, all spoke out against the development.

So did local people and councils who claimed the Clach Liath proposal, with two existing schemes, would complete an arc of turbines around Ben Wyvis, which would dominate the views of the mountain.

Last month, Highland Council used delegated powers to reject the application from Falck Renewables, but it was expected the company would appeal to the Scottish Government.

However, Charles Williams, director of development at Falck said: “Having reviewed the decision by the council and taken account of the views of the statutory consultees including the local communities, we have decided not to pursue an appeal.”

David Alston, deputy leader of Highland Council, said: “I welcome Falck’s recognition of local opposition and its decision not to use the costly and time- consuming appeal process to override the view of local communities.”

Source:  David Ross, Highland Correspondent | The Herald | 22 March 2013 | www.heraldscotland.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:

Tag: Victories


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter