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Town & Country Planning

The Highland Council

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1999

PROPOSED WIND FARM AT MAINS OF DURRAN, CASTLETOWN, CAITHNESS

Planning application for the erection of 13 wind turbines, 55 metres high to tower hub and up to 90 metres high to maximum blade tip extension, construction of access tracks, formation of site access on to the public road, erection of switch room building and compound, erection of a permanent 55 metre on-site anemometry mast, installation of underground on-site cabling, and erection of temporary construction compound and welfare facilities at Mains of Durran, Castletown, Caithness. Ordnance survey grid reference:- easting 319133, northing 962628.

Planning Application Ref: 08/00386/FULCA

The Highland Council has received a planning application accompanied by an Environmental Statement for the construction of thirteen wind generators with associated access tracks, substation and ancillary works and equipment at Mains of Durran, Castletown, Caithness.

The applicants are SSE Generations Ltd, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ.

Printed copies of the Planning Application and Environmental Statement and Technical Appendices can be inspected during normal office hours at the following locations:-

1.  The Planning and Building Control Office, Market Square, Wick.

2.  The Planning and Development Service, Council Offices, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.

3.  Wick Public Library, Sinclair Terrace, Wick.

4.  Castletown Post Office, Main Street, Castletown.

5.  Thurso Post Office, Scottish Co-op Superstore, Meadow Lane, Thurso.

6.  Thurso Public Library, Davidson's Lane,Thurso.

7.  Halkirk Post Office, Crescent Street, Halkirk.

8.  Woodside Stores and Post Office, Watten.

The Non-technical Summary can be accessed on the Internet at:

http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/planning/energyplanning/renewbleenergy/durran-wind-farm.htm

Copies of the Environmental Statement may be purchased from SSE at a cost of £100 for the printed copy and £25 for a copy on CDROM. Copies of the Non Technical Summary are available from SSE free of charge from SSE Generation Ltd (contact - John Thouless, Project Manager, SSE Generation Ltd, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ).

The application is advertised as a potential bad neighbour and as a potential Departure from the Development Plan as well as an application accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

Any person wishing to make representations to the Highland Council should make them in writing to the Director of Planning and Development, Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX within a period of 28 days beginning with the date of the publication of this notice on the 19 September 2008. For the avoidance of doubt the 28 day period for making representations shall end at the close of business on 17 October 2008.

Stuart Black – Director of Planning and Development

The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX.