Windfarm determinations in Sutherland

Highland Councillors today (Friday, 29 September 2006) determined three applications for the erection of windfarm developments in Sutherland.

Meeting at Lairg Community Centre following site visits the previous day, the Planning Development Europe and Tourism Committee considered applications by:

All three applications drew objections, including petitions from neighbouring residents, concerning the cumulative effects on visual amenity and landscape character.

The committee accepted the recommendation of John Rennilson, Planning and Development Director, to refuse permission for the developments at Achany Estate, Lairg, but accepted a motion to approve developments by Councillor  Clive Goodman and seconded by Councillor Jimmy Gray to approve development at Invercassley, Strath Oykel.

They accepted the recommendation to approve, subject to legal agreement and 44 planning conditions, the development at Rosehall Hill Forest, Rosehall.

29 Sep 2006