One that seems to have dropped a little below the radar is the 14 turbines application for the Carn Gorm wind farm by PI Renewables. Fourteen turbines on the western flanks of Ben Wyvis although the application totally ignores the Munro and refers only to Little Wyvis. It is just 45m lower than daughter of the Ben. The iconic Ben is under attack from all sides and in this case there are few local residents to fight it. Nearest habitation is Garve which is described as 4km away. Already smarting from the approvals of Corriemollie, Lochluichart and Lochluichart extention, there is probably little enthusiasm to contest yet another application.
Carn Gorm Wind Farm – Formation of 42 mw wind farm, including erection of 14 wind turbines on 70m towers (height to tip 115m) (rotor diameter 90m), erection of control building and sub-station, erection of anemometer mast, formation of hardstandings, borrow pits, access tracks, temporary construction compound and site entrance/turning facility. Application No: 13/04791/FUL