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12 January 2012
Application filed for 90m meteorological mast at Nigg

On 8 December 2011 the Highland Council ePlanning Centre received a planning application for the installation of a 90m meteorological mast at the Nigg Fabrication Yard directly across the Firth from Cromarty.

The application and related documents can be found on the Highland Council Planning website. The Site Layout Plan and Location Plan show the precise site of the planned mast on the new Nigg Energy Park. Concerns about the proposed mast which is used to measure wind speed (suggesting that a future application will be made for a wind turbine on the same site) can be found on this local website.

Update (26.01.12): According to Golspie Planning Officer Bob Robertson, the meteorological mast is considered a temporary structure and was "approved for a maximum 5 year period" on 25 January.

Chart from Highland Council ePlanning website