[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Council object to Caplich wind farm application  

Credit:  The Northern Times | 10/02/2016 | www.northern-times.co.uk ~~

The Highland Council have lodged an objection to the proposed Caplich wind farm, north of Oykel Bridge, under delegated powers on Monday.

The decision was taken by council planning officials, after consultation with local councillors.

It was expected that the controversial application – for 20 turbines – would be heard at next Tuesday’s north planning committee.

But the three local councillors are asked if they want it to go to committee, with the majority view upheld. But only one of the three responded and so it was, instead, decided under delegated powers.

The proposed development and the construction of an extensive network of access roads is now in the hands of the Scottish Government, with the Highland Council being consultees.

The John Muir Trust has welcomed the decision. Their policy officer, John Low, said: “The objection is in line with a string of decisions last year to refuse applications for large-scale wind farms at Limekilns, Allt Duine, Carn Gorm, Glencassley and Sallachy.

“We are heartened that wild land is now is receiving the protection it deserves from local and national government – and hopeful that this commitment will be further reinforced when Highland councillors consider the Gordonbush extension next Tuesday.”

Source:  The Northern Times | 10/02/2016 | www.northern-times.co.uk

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

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


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.