Waste to Energy Plant, Invergordon – Council statement

The Highland Council has emphasised that the Council’s challenge in the Court of Session against a decision by a Reporter appointed by Scottish Ministers to grant planning permission for a major waste to energy plant at Invergordon is entirely separate from that being promoted by a neighbouring estate.

A spokesman said: “The Council notes that a challenge has also been lodged by Ross Estates Company.  For the avoidance of doubt the Council has not ‘joined forces’, formally or informally with Ross Estates. The respective challenges are separate and distinct.

“Both the Council and Ross Estates continue to instruct separate and independent legal and professional representation, as was also the case throughout the Public Local Inquiry process.   In circumstances where parties are challenging the same decision it is inevitable that there will be common ground in arguments put forward but there are also areas where parties differ.  The Highland Council recognises and supports the right of third parties to take part in the process. The Council has no tie to or with any other party in this matter.”

27 Feb 2013