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See also Windfarm Maps page for full list and single turbines.

 

 

 

Spreadsheets of all applications

 

Links in red on the left need your attention please

HOW TO OBJECT

It is most important that objections to S36 applications are sent to both Highland Council and the Government
(see details below)

 

How to object to the Council
(link to Council instruction page)

Details of all current applications can be found in the eplanning section of the Highland Council website or by selecting the name of the windfarm you wish to comment on from the list on the left and clicking on it. This will take you to that windfarm's section below where the underlined windfarm names are links to that application's page.

You can either
use their online form in eplanning via the Make a Comment link which is now under the Comments tab

or email eplanning@highland.gov.uk

or post to
ePlanning Centre
The Highland Council
Glenurquhart Road
INVERNESS
IV3 5NX

quoting the windfarm name and application ref.no.

(email and post are useful if your comment exceeds the maximum number of words allowed when making an online comment)

Section 36 application objections should also be sent to the Scottish Government by emailing representations@gov.scot

or post to
Energy Consents and Deployment Unit
4th Floor, Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
GLASGOW
G2 8LU

quoting the windfarm name and location (also linked below)

 

List of Material Planning Considerations - see p.17

 

One campaigner's objection to inspire you

Twenty reasons to object to a windfarm
(we suggest you download the file and read offline due to numerous links)

 

List of dates when current applications are due to be determined

 

CURRENT LISTS

 

Spreadsheet of Caithness Applications

Spreadsheet of Sutherland Applications

List of Screening Opinions

Please note - only full applications, i.e. those with FUL or S36 in the ref., can be commented on. All others (SCOP, SCRE, PNO) should be treated as advance warning.

Five objections from different households must be submitted before the deadline indicated in eplanning to avoid a delegated decision. Comments will continue to be accepted but may not be considered.


 

CAITHNESS - Submitted

 

ACHLACHAN 2

3 turbines 110m to tip near Watten

 

 

BOWER

4 turbines 80m to tip proposed at Seater Farm

 

 

COGLE MOSS

12 turbines 100m to tip at Black Park, Watten

Developer's website

Refused 10 Jan 2017 and appealed 10 Feb.

 

 

DOUNREAY TRI

2 turbines up to 210m to tip offshore at Dounreay

see also Marine Scotland

Developer's website

Deadline to object 30 November

 

 

DRUM HOLLISTAN

17 turbines max 125m to tip

Developer's website

Deadline to object 12 December

 

 

GOLTICLAY

19 turbines 130m to tip.

Developer's website

Deadline to object 9 December

 

 

LYCHROBBIE

3 turbines 74m to tip at Hill of Lychrobbie, Dunbeath

 

 

TRESDALE

Proposal for 3 turbines 99.5m to tip at Canisbay

 

 

CAITHNESS - Appeal

 

Lychrobbie

 

 

CAITHNESS - In Scoping / Proposed

 

BRABSTER

10 turbines 120m to tip on site of former Scoolary proposal, SW of Gills Bay

 

 

BROUBSTER

20 turbines 127m to tip near a site where a previous windfarm was abandoned due to the location of the site - near Loch Calder, a SSSI, a SAC and the Broubster Leans purchased by the RSPB for the birds

 

 

CAIRNMORE HILL

10 turbines 125m to tip

Developer's website

 

 

CAMSTER II

We understand this to be a proposal for approx. 55 turbines 126m. to tip

Developer's website

 

 

SOUTH OF COGHILL, CASTLETOWN

3 turbines 84m to tip

 

 

DURRAN

4 turbines 92.5m to tip east of Stemster Hill, Mains of Durran, Castletown

An application for 13 wind turbines (each with a total tip height of 90 m) at this site was refused planning permission on 16th November 2010 by the Highland Councilís Planning Committee.

 

 

EARL'S CAIRN

Eurowind propose 13 turbines near Barrock

 

 

GOLTICLAY

47 turbines 130m to tip. Now reduced to 22 turbines

Developer's website

 

 

LYBSTER

2 turbines 77m to tip west of MARCH COTTAGE, ULBSTER

4 turbines 77m to tip north west of TORRANREACH, MID CLYTH

7 turbines 148.5m to tip south of RED MOSS CREAG MEALLAN OCCUMSTER

 

 

NAVIDALE

5 turbines up to 125m to tip NE Of Church Of Scotland, West Helmsdale, Helmsdale

 

 

THUSATER FARM

Despite the very recent refusal of Forss Phase III (5 turbines) Parsons Brinkerhoff have a proposal for
3 turbines max. 130m. to tip

 


 


SUTHERLAND - Submitted

 

BRAEMORE WOOD, LAIRG

18 turbines - Council decision to raise objection. Final decision will be by the Minister.

Now going to PLI

 

 

CAPLICH

20 turbines 132m to tip near Lairg

Appeal details Public Inquiry to start in June

 

 

GLENCASSLEY

The decision on this application for 26 turbines now rests with the Govt. so comments should only be submitted to ECDU -
details at the top of this page

Highland Council recommended no objection

Opportunity to make further representations following publication of new Scottish Planning Policy
The new Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) was published on 23 June 2014 replacing the previous SPP published in February 2010. The new SPP can be found at http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/Policy. SPP is an important document to be considered by Scottish Ministers before coming to a decision on this application. As a party who previously made representations in relation to the application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for Sallachy Wind Farm the Scottish Government would like to give you the opportunity to make further representations in the relation to the new policy framework set out in the new SPP. The Scottish Government are interested in views you may have on how the development proposal relates to the new SPP, in particular views you may have on how the development proposal relates to policies contained in the new SPP regarding wild land and National Scenic Areas.
Please send your comments by 29 September 2014 to representations@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
or by post to Energy Consents and Deployment, The Scottish Government, Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU

Developer's details

 

 

GORDONBUSH EXTENSION

A proposal for a further 16 turbines to be added to the existing 35

 

 

SALLACHY, LAIRG

The decision on this application for 22 turbines now rests with the Govt. so comments should only be submitted to ECDU

Highland Council recommended no objection

Opportunity to make further representations following publication of new Scottish Planning Policy
The new Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) was published on 23 June 2014 replacing the previous SPP published in February 2010. The new SPP can be found at http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/Policy. SPP is an important document to be considered by Scottish Ministers before coming to a decision on this application. As a party who previously made representations in relation to the application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for Sallachy Wind Farm the Scottish Government would like to give you the opportunity to make further representations in the relation to the new policy framework set out in the new SPP. The Scottish Government are interested in views you may have on how the development proposal relates to the new SPP, in particular views you may have on how the development proposal relates to policies contained in the new SPP regarding wild land and National Scenic Areas.
Please send your comments by 29 September 2014 to representations@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
or by post to Energy Consents and Deployment, The Scottish Government, Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU



image from the developer's NTS

 

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland objected to this application.

John Muir Trust objection

SNH object

 

 

STRATHY WOOD

Application for 26 turbines 145m. to tip has been submitted at Strathy Forest between Strathy North and South windfarms

This is a S36 application so objections should be sent to both the Council and ECDU (see instructions at top of page)

Deadline to object 10 January 2014 but comments will still be accepted

 

 

WEST GARTY WINDFARM

Application for 17 turbines 110m to tip at Culgower Hill, Helmsdale

Council raised objection by delegated decision. Awaiting Public Inquiry.

 

Developer's website

 

 

SUTHERLAND - Appeal

 

STRATHY SOUTH


(click to enlarge)
(
Photomontage by Stuart Young Visualisations)

Details on DPEA website

Public Inquiry in progress

 

 

SUTHERLAND - In Scoping / Proposed

 

ACKRON WINDFARM

9 turbines 125m to tip near Forsinard

 

 

BETTYHILL EXTENSION

7 turbines 125m to tip

Developer's leaflet

 

 

DALCHORK

45 turbines 150m to tip

 

 

FARR

3 turbines 125m to tip

 

 

STRATH TIRRY WINDFARM

5 turbines 125m to tip near Lairg

 

 

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