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Planning Process

South Planning Applications Committee 10th November 2015

The Culachy Wind Farm application was considered by The Highland Council South Area Planning Applications Committee on 10th November. Councillors refused permission despite the wind farm being recommended for approval by Highland Council planners.

Supplementary Environmental Information submitted July 2015

In view of various consultation responses and ongoing discussion with The Highland Council, Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) has been submitted to the Council in July 2015. It is proposed to relocate three turbines in order to address the matters raised during consultation. In light of these proposed changes, additional information covering a number of the topics in the Environmental Statement, including ornithology, ecology, cultural heritage, landscape and visual and hydrology has now been submitted to the Council. This in turn triggers a further period of consultation which runs until 17th August.  Comments on the SEI can be made by writing to The Head of Planning and Building Standards, ePlanning Centre, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX quoting reference number 14/04782/FUL.  The application documents, including the SEI, can be viewed here

Culachy Wind Farm Application submitted December 2014

The planning application for Culachy Wind Farm has been formally registered by The Highland Council (Reference: 14/04782/FUL. The planning application and accompanying Environmental Statement (ES) - which examines the potential effects of the wind farm on the environment, wildlife and people and explains how RES will minimise any impacts - are now available to the public.

Copies of all the planning documents are available to view at The Highland Council Planning and Development Services, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness and the Fort Augustus Service Point, Memorial Hall, Fort Augustus during their normal opening hours or online using the Council's planning portal here.

A brief overview of the ES, the public consultation that RES has undertaken to support the application and the policy context for onshore wind and the proposed development is given in the downloadable links to the right. Copies of the Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge; The Environmental Statement can be purchased on CD for £15 or paper copies at a cost of £350.