Many apologies for springing this information on you at such short notice. It was drawn to our attention just a few days ago that Guisachan Estate, site of the Beinn Mhor proposal, in conjunction with neighbouring Kerrow Farm, had submitted a joint planning application to retain two of the access tracks that were constructed for the controversial Beauly-Denny Pylon Route.
These tracks were to be removed on completion of the project to try and return the land at least partly to its original state and attempt to reduce visual impairment.
The said planning application has been submitted to The Highland Council on the grounds that the tracks are required for farm and estate access, something that has not been required over the centuries but has suddenly become a necessity! From the attached map you can see that just coincidently the track terminates on Beinn Mhor!
It is our view that this application in effect is purely a premptive move by Guisachan Estate to have a ready made access route for construction vehicles in place before WPD Scotland Ltd submits their wind farm application.
Although technically the time limit for objections has passed we believe that Highland Council will still permit electronic representations in relation to the planning application and we would encourage you to register your views. A number of submissions have been lodged today but it does take time for the council staff to moderate them prior to publication.
Link to make comments/view details: http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=MX84R0IH09K00