21 May 2013
WKN has welcomed the decision by the Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee today to follow the planner’s recommendation and raise no objection to their 22 turbine wind farm near Lairg in Sutherland. The decision will now be passed to the Scottish Ministers for final determination as it is a Section 36 wind farm.
Oliver Patent, Head of International Development at WKN, who attended today’s meeting said;
“We are delighted by the Highland Council’s decision today. We appreciate that the committee has recognised that the project will benefit local communities, the wider highland region and Scotland as a whole. For WKN it is the first key step in making our potential investment into Scotland a reality. We look forward to the Scottish Government making a final determination following this positive decision by the North Planning Applications Committee.”
Iain Thomson, Manager of Sallachy Estate said;
“This is an excellent decision by the Highland Council today and I welcome the support of the local members that understand the fragility of businesses in this area and the importance of job security. This crucial first step in consenting Sallachy Wind Farm is vital to securing the long term viability of our business and providing opportunities to diversify our operations ensuring security for years to come.”