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We have submitted a proposal for a 23 turbine wind farm at Glencassley, approximately 12km west of Lairg, and 6km north of Rosehall, in Sutherland.
We welcome today's decision by the Highland Council's North Planning Committee to raise no objection to the proposed Glencassley wind farm, north west of Lairg.
Wind turbines produce electricity by using the natural power of the wind to drive a generator.
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We have submitted a proposal for a 26 turbine wind farm at Glencassley, approximately 12km north-west of Lairg, and 6km north of Rosehall, between the River Cassley and Loch Shin, in Sutherland.
We have been gathering wind data from the site since 2010, when meteorological masts were erected, and in May 2011 we entered the scoping stage of the project. A Scoping Report (a copy of the report can be found below) was issued to statutory and non-statutory consultees in order to obtain feedback and refine the scope of the environmental work. Following the scoping phase we undertook further environmental and technical surveys to assess the site and help develop the design. In September 2011 we held public exhibitions in Rosehall and Lairg in order to consult with the local community on the proposal. Attendees had the opportunity to talk to our project team and see how the proposal was likely to look from different localities using GIS (Global Information System) software.
Surveys and assessments continued and the findings (together with consultation feedback) were considered as part of the development process. In May 2012 we held a further round of public exhibitions in order to present the final proposal and our project team were present to discuss the design and answer any questions. In July 2012 we submitted the proposal to the Scottish Government.
Copies of the Environmental Statement which accompanied the planning submission, are available for public viewing at the following locations:
The non-technical summary (NTS) summarises the proposal.
The environmental statement is also available on DVD (price £10) or as a hard copy (price £450). Both prices include postage and packaging.
If you would like to order a copy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which format you would like.
Our environmental statement is now avaliable online.
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