View Full Version : No objection from council to offshore windfarms

19-Mar-13, 14:41
Members spell out conditions to be added to any approval

HIGHLAND COUNCIL has raised no objections to a consultation from the Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) regarding an application by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the construction and operation of 3 offshore wind farms and associated electricity transmission works in the Outer Moray Firth.
The application has been submitted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 so although The Highland Council is not the determining authority, it is an important consultee so today. Members sitting on the North Planning Applications Committee considered the proposals.
They agreed to respond to the consultation raising no objections subject to a number of conditions, including one ensuring that the local fishing interests be represented on the planned liaison group.
The proposal is for 3 adjacent off shore wind farms to be situated 22kms from the Caithness coastline with an output of 1500 megawatts.