PLANNING PROCESS UPDATE AND A PETITION

The Beinn Mhor wind farm application is now with the  Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) for determination. The Highland Council has recommended rejection of the application based primarily on concerns about the construction access route into and through the Conservation Village of Tomich. We remain optimistic that good sense will prevail and the DPEA will reject the application and appeal. We understand that DPEA’s determination will be on or before May 27 2015.

There are more than 500 turbines installed or planned/proposed along Loch Ness and the Great Glen (including Beinn Mhor). There is a tidal wave here that must be stopped. A petition has been raised to call for a halt to development along this critical tourist corridor and we would urge you to log on and sign. It seems that every land-owner is jumping on the get-rich-quick bandwagon with a total disregard to the needs of local economies and communities. Please log on and sign the petition…… http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01564