Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dunmaglass update

Multi-millionairess Sigrid Rausing, who owns Coignafearn Estate in the Monadhliath mountains, is seeking a judicial review of Highland Regional Council's decision not to oppose the proposal for a 33 turbine wind farm on neighbouring Dunmaglass Estate. (see post 26 February this year). More than 1500 people and three community councils objected. (Source: Scottish Mountaineer)

The first hearing was scheduled for November although, as yet, I can't find any reports on the proceedings.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date Gibson. You may like to see this (quite old) article on this windfarm battle between Dumnaglass's owner (Jack Hayward) and Coignafearn's Rausing.
    http://www.land-care.org.uk/environment/current_topics/2005/june2005/linkl_windmills_30_06/linkl_windmills_30_06.html
    At last someone with very deep pockets and a sense of right and wrong is taking on the hooligans

    (Hope my link works... - not very good at this internetty stuff)

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  2. Many thanks for this link Alan. I wish there were lots more like Ruasing, but those who care and also have the cash to do something are few in number.

    There is also a pretty informative site at www.stopdunmaglass.com.

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  3. Alan - found the article. Obviously Rausing 'lost' the first round so fingers crossed for the judicial review.

    That said, I expect the Scottish Government will approve it even if the review finds against the council. Thanks again, and hope that hand of yours is fine now.

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  4. Jack Hayward is a horrible piece of work. He is well known in this neck of the woods as the former owner of Wolverhampton Wanderers and a man with a penchant for casual racism.

    He is currently in litigation with members of his own family; unsurprisingly the dispute is over money.

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  5. Byeways - not much more to be said really is there?

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  6. Well, Gibson. This is indeed a sad day. Many thanks for letting us know about it. Despite the efforts of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, Coignafearn Estate (the neighbours) and fifteen hundred written objections it appears that the hHighland Council and the Scottish Parliament knows better.
    They should be hanging their heads in shame today:
    http://alansloman.blogspot.com/2010/12/dunmaglass-disgrace.html for my take on it.

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