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The Cnoc an Eas wind farm application was refused by Highland Council on 9th May 2016. Despite the refusal by Highland Council, the weight of objections and the extent of local opposition, the developer lodged an appeal to Scottish Ministers.
The developer submitted a further set of voluminous and complex documents attempting to refute the points raised by Highland Council in their refusal report and other points raised by the many objectors.
The developer also submitted “new” landscape information which caused us to incur further expense as we then had to commission our landscape architect to prepare a second report challenging the new information.
The appeal was heard at The Cannich Hall over three days commencing on the 7th March 2017. On 2nd June, we were delighted and relieved to hear that the Reporter had refused the appeal and the planning application. In our view, if this wind farm had been approved, it would have been very close to homes and would have had a disastrous impact on the character of Glen Urquhart.
The developer had until the 14th July 2017 to lodge a further appeal against the Reporter’s decision. No such appeal has been lodged, so as far as we are aware, the matter is now settled, the Cnoc an Eas windfarm refused and our job done!
We will continue to monitor the situation regarding the threat of any future windfarm developments in Glenurquhart.
We would take this opportunity to thank our members, donors, local residents and other objector groups for their support and the hours of effort that they have put into fighting the Cnoc an Eas scheme.
CNOC AN EAS WIND FARM – REPORTER REJECTED APPEAL
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