Drum Hollistan wind farm objectionPublished: 13th September 2017
Updated 13 November 2017: Read why we are concerned about the Drum Hollistan wind farm proposal near Reay (Caithness)
Update 13 November 2017: The Public Local Inquiry (into both Drum Hollistan and Limekiln) is due to commence 26 February 2018 and is expected to be in Thurso.
Update 13 September 2017:- Highland Council reached a decision to object to this Section 36 application in June 2017, triggering a Public Local Inquiry (PLI).The Drum Hollistan applicant requested that the PLI be conjoined with the proposed PLI into the re-submitted Limekiln wind farm application. Following a Pre-Examination Meeting (PEM) on 31 August, the Scottish Government's reporters have concluded it would be appropriate to hold a conjoined Public Local Inquiry into the two applications. A second PEM is due to take place to discuss arrangements.
We believe the massive structures (maximum height to blade tip of 140m) proposed for this develoment are inappropriate to the landscape of the area, will have a detrimental impact on the peat on site and will have a negative socio economic impact.
The proposed wind farm is beside Wild Land Area 39: East Halladale Flows, which is one of a group of three areas distinguished by extensive low lying peatland, in contrast to many of the more mountainous WLAs.