Cnoc An Eas wind farm refused permission
Local MSP is 'really pleased that community concerns have been acknowledged in the application for Cnoc an Eas'
In 2015 the Trust Objected to the Application to construct Cnoc An Eas wind Farm which would have comprised 13 turbines up to 136.5 metres high on a site approximately 9km west of Drumnadrochit and above Glenurquhart.
The application was subsequently refused by Highland Council, but the decision was appealed by the developer. On 2 June we heard the good news that the Reporter appointed by Scottish Ministers had dismissed the appeal and refused Planning Permission.
Local MSP Kate Forbes, who held a public meeting last year in Drumnadrochit, was quoted in the Highland Times on 3 June saying:
“I am absolutely delighted that the Reporter appointed by Scottish Ministers has recognised the concerns voiced by the local community and others about the impact of the proposed wind farm at Cnoc an Eas.
‘’I'm really pleased that community concerns have been acknowledged in the application for Cnoc an Eas.
“My primary concern when it comes to windfarm developments is that those who live and work in the surrounding areas are involved in the decision making and have a say.
“Local communities should always be listened to at every stage of the planning process.”
These are always difficult issues and it’s good to see politicians standing up for community concerns.
Photos show the developer's visualisations: above shows viewpoint 9 - Affric Kintail Way, while top of the page shows viewpoint 11- Meall Fuar-mhonaidh (a Graham, bit smaller than a Corbett)