Published: 02/03/2014 17:00 - Updated: 02/03/2014 18:54

Ballot to be held on Spittal Hill wind farm

Spittal Hill Wind Farm Limited want to build seven turbines at Spittal Hill.
Spittal Hill Wind Farm Limited want to build seven turbines at Spittal Hill.

A VOTE is to be staged to get Watten residents’ views on a controversial wind farm development.

Highland Council has confirmed a postal ballot will be held to get the community’s views on a proposed seven-turbine wind farm being built at Spittal Hill.

Voting forms will be sent to homes in the Watten Community Council (CC) area on Thursday asking people to give their opinion on whether they support or object to the application from Spittal Hill Wind Farm Ltd.

Spittal Windfarm Opposition Group (SWOG) requested Watten CC to arrange a public ballot to give the community an opportunity to voice their opinions about the application.

Highland Council confirmed on Friday it has agreed to Watten CC’s request for a ballot.

Residents will have a period of two weeks to cast their votes.

Read more in Wednesday’s Caithness Courier.

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