Public asked for views on future of wind power
Published 10 Apr 2015Members of the public are being asked to give their views about the future of onshore wind developments in The Highlands.
Highland Council are asking people to take part in The Onshore Wind Energy Supplementary Guidance to determine planning applications for wind energy development.
The consultation has been extended until Friday May 22 with the council already receiving a range of responses from the public, community organisations and the development industry.
Principal Planner, David Cowie said the consultation will examine where strategic capacity for wind energy remains in Caithness and the rest of the Highlands.
“Wind farms are an increasingly important issue for Highland and we need clear guidance on how to handle planning applications for them. “We have received a strong response to the consultation so far.
“Key issues emerging include the importance of cumulative impacts.
“The Consultation Paper sets out 11 main issues, including cumulative impacts and mapping strategic capacity.
“By sharing their views, people will help us to shape the draft Supplementary Guidance and address all of the issues raised in the Consultation Paper.”
People can take part in the consultation by visiting www.highland.gov.uk/onshorewind
Source- John O'Groat Journal online