The lodging of an application just before Christmas has resulted in the Carn Gorm wind farm nearly slipping under the radar. Of note is that a neighbour to the application was horrified to find part of the application referring to their land with no communication with the developer and no agreement. Nor is there likely to be. Ben Wyvis is under sustained attack and we must be lead to assume that the Highland Council have been complicit in supporting these applications. Certainly the Chair of the Planning Committee, Thomas Prag, and the leader of the Council, Drew Hendry, waxed lyrical in support of wind farms at a recent SSE celebration of fifty years of the Hydro. Hendry has provided absolutely no support for the noise problems at Wester Balblair, despite it being his constituency. Hendry’s targets of making Inverness a carbon free city and his involvement in proposing electric bikes, sponsored by SSE, in Inverness in the future are well documented. This is despite two local bike companies already hiring electric bikes in the city. The council, through this scheme with SSE, would steal the bread from the private operators mouths. The Carn Gorm application has now gathered many objectors and of note SEPA and FCS have both raised important issues. The latest story here.
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