PLANS have been submitted for a wind farm thing on a prominent shoulder of the Munro Ben Wyvis. As far as I know this is the first application to be sited actually on a Munro.
The Ferintosh Community Council campaign group tell me that the windfarm will be visible from a wide area not just Ross-shire and will be seen from Inverness, the A9 well south of Inverness and Castle Stuart.
The closing date for comment and objection is Friday 22nd June.
I’ve made the following statement in support of the group;
“This planning application for a wind farm so close to the summit of one of Scotland’s 283 Munros clearly shows the absolute disregard that energy companies have for the recreational and tourism value of Scotland’s mountains. I would call on the Scottish Government to draw a line under such blatant contempt and insist that future wind developments are sited well offshore. I believe Scotland can be a world leader in marine renewables but such success should not be at the expense of our highly valued recreational and tourism industries.”
For details and objections click on the Highland Council website, click on Planning, and then on Highland ePlanning Web Access. Enter application no 12/01689/FUL