Chance still to give Council your views on planning for wind energy

The deadline for members of the public to share their views on The Highland Council’s new Onshore Wind Energy Supplementary Guidance Consultation Paper is Friday 22 May. This means there are only three more weeks for people to make comments on this important document. The findings of this consultation will help shape the new Supplementary Guidance, which, once approved, will be used for determining planning applications for wind energy development in Highland.

The consultation was launched on Monday 16 March and the Council has received a range of responses from the public, community organisations and the development industry.

Principal Planner, David Cowie said: “We have already received a strong response, providing a broad range of opinions on many of the key issues. The Consultation Paper sets out 11 main issues, including cumulative impacts and mapping strategic capacity. By sharing their views, people will help us to shape the draft Supplementary Guidance and address all of the issues raised in the Consultation Paper. People will have opportunity to comment again later in the year, but it would really help us if they could give us their initial thoughts on the main issues now, so that we can consider them at this early stage.”

People can take part in the consultation by visiting www.highland.gov.uk/onshorewind and submitting their comments following the guidance. Anyone without access to the internet can request a paper copy by contacting the Council’s Development Plans Team at: devplans@highland.gov.uk or by writing to: Development Plans Team, Development and Infrastructure Service, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX, or by phoning the Service Centre on 01349 886608.

28 Apr 2015
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