The Highland Council refuses planning permission for Tom nan Clach Wind Farm

Today The Highland Council refused planning consent for the Tom nan Clach Wind Farm proposal on the Cawdor Estate, Nairnshire.

Charles Sandham, Chief Executive of Infinergy , who were working with Cawdor Estates in the joint venture, said: “The many local people who supported this project will be very disappointed by the decision. The site is a very good location for a wind farm, on heavily managed land used for sheep grazing, with excellent average wind speeds and compliant with relevant planning policies of The Highland Council. Unfortunately the Councillors dismissed the many strong points of this well designed, compact wind farm and refused it on a single issue; its distant visibility from Lochindorb. With this decision the Council has ignored consultees such as SNH, Historic Scotland, not one of whom all have not objected to the plans. This opportunity to help combat climate change has for the moment been lost.”

Mr Sandham continued “We would like to thank the many residents and the local Community Councils who backed the application and expressed their support. We will appeal this poor decision and we are confident that a different outcome will do us justice.”

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