Published: 22/04/2014 08:42 - Updated: 23/04/2014 11:57

UPDATE: Developers to appeal over Tressady Wind Farm refusal

A wind farm too far?
A wind farm too far?

The company bidding to build a 13-turbine wind farm at Tressady near Rogart are appealing against the Highland Council’s decision to refuse planning permission.

Wind Prospect Developments put in the original application to develop the wind farm on behalf of the French energy firm, EDF.

It was considered by the Highland Council’s north planning committee in February and was rejected by seven votes to two on the grounds that the visual impact would be detrimental to properties in the area.

Wind Prospect Developments are now appealing to the Scottish Government’s planning department.

There are already 14 wind farms in the Lairg/Rogart area which have been built, or have been granted planning permission, and objectors feel that any more would have a serious detrimental affect on central and east Sutherland.

* Representatives from Wind Prospect will be attending the Rogart Community Council meeting on Monday to provide an update and answer any questions.

This will be held at 7.30pm at the Pittentrail Inn.

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