Scottish Government to appeal Stronelairg judicial review

Trust disappointed in Scottish Government appealing decision made for the 'public good'

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The Scottish Government and SSE announced today they will appeal the Stronelairg windfarm judicial review decision.

Commenting on this the John Muir Trust’s head of policy, Helen McDade said, “The Trust has had tremendous support from the public that has allowed us to take this very costly judicial review. Lord Jones confirmed in his decision that the Trust was taking this action for the public good.

“It is therefore, disappointing that the Scottish Government is spending more public money to defend a planning decision which has been found to be unlawful. The government and SSE should show good faith with the public. If SSE wish to progress this scheme they should submit a new planning application and the correct process should be followed, rather than continuing the expensive legal process.”

The John Muir Trust will consider its response when the grounds of appeal have been lodged.

Find out how you can get involved in our Stop Stronelairg Appeal here.

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