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Moy Wind Farm

Near Inverness

Carbon Free Developments Ltd

RPS was commissioned to undertake and manage the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), planning application and subsequent planning appeal for a 20 turbine (126.5m high) wind farm development on the Moy Estate near Inverness.

RPS submitted the planning application and supporting EIA on behalf of the developer to The Highland Council.

With the Council failing to determine the planning application within the statutory period, RPS advocated the submission of an appeal against non determination to the Scottish Ministers.

During the appeal, RPS successfully demonstrated to the Reporter that the supplementary planning guidance on which the Council sought to refuse the wind farm did not represent the final view of the Council and therefore should be afforded limited weight in the determination of the appeal.

The wind farm was granted planning permission on appeal.