Objection to Navidale wind farm

Published: 2nd July 2019

In December 2017 we objected to an application to build a wind farm in Wild Land Area 36 near Helmsdale, Sutherland

July 2019 update:- the developer is appealing the decision. DPEA case reference PPA-270-2212 (Planning Permission Appeal). 

March 2019 update:- Highland Council has refused the application due to :-

  1. conflict with the Council’s Development Plan Policy 67 Renewable Energy and its supporting Adopted Supplementary Guidance – Onshore Wind Energy particularly on account of the anticipated landscape and visual impact of the development at a distinctive gateway (Ord of Caithness (VP 3 and VP 4); settlement setting (Brora VP 8 and additional VP No 1.) and respect for the existing pattern of development on the East Sutherland coastline/A9 transport corridor.
  2. conflict with Scottish Planning Policy 2014 (Para 200) and in particular the Causeymire and Knockfin Wild Land Area (as demonstrated within Viewpoint 7 Morven and the additional Viewpoint 3 Wag) as highlighted within the consultation response from Scottish Natural Heritage.
  3. conflict with Scottish Planning Policy 2014 (Para 169 & 241) and in particular valued peatlands; and blanket bog in particular as highlighted within the consultation response from Scottish Natural Heritage.

December 2018 update:- Following examination of additional visualistions submitted by the developer we maintained our objection - see downloads below.

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