Caithness News Bulletins
Highland Council Refuses
Planning Permission For Wind Farm At Borrowston
19 September 03
Planning permission to build 10 wind turbines at Borrowston
(between Forss and Dounreay) was refused at a meeting in Thurso town hall.
The councillors who were members of the Planning, Development, Europe and
Tourism Committee came from various parts of the highlands by bus from
Inverness and went on a site visit.
Stopping at various points whilst
Bill Hepburn the director of planning and development pointed out various
features in plans and photographs. The ten turbines would have been
nearly 100 metres high - bigger than the two already at nearby Forss.
On a beautiful day it was easy for everyone to see how the turbines would
impact on the views of the north coast and be visible for many miles along
Despite the fact that the population is small in that area councillors on
the committee decided that the site was inappropriate for such a large
development Presentations were made at the town hall on behalf
of the developer Scottish Power, the local community council and three
objectors who all live in the area. 25 people in total had objected
and a further late objection was read out at the start of the meeting.