Limekiln Wind Farm to public inquiry

Overturning their planning officer's recommendation for approval, yesterday the North Planning Applications Committee of The Highland Council raised an objection against Infinergy's 72MW Limekiln Wind Farm in Caithness, triggering a public inquiry. The Committee's concerns include visual and cumulative impacts.

Fiona Milligan of Infinergy said: “Whilst we are disappointed that the North PAC have objected to our proposal, we are encouraged that consultees such as SNH, RSPB and the Planning Officer at The Highland Council have not objected and believe the project is well sited. We continue to believe that Limekiln has a huge potential, not only to reduce carbon emissions to help meet the Scottish Government’s ambitious electricity generation targets, but to also provide significant investment and economic benefits to the local area. We look forward to putting forward a positive case for this development at a Public Local Inquiry and hope that Scottish Ministers will approve the project in the future.”

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