The Black Isle 

March 2017

Greenhill planning application withdrawn

Planning application  16/04406/FUL,  for the erection of three warehouse/office buildings and formation of access road, on land 100M west of the Greenhill Salt Store at Tore (see below), has been withdrawn.  This of course does not exclude the possibility of another application being made for the same site.

We would like to think that following the withdrawal of this application Highland Council will take action to end the current unauthorised use of the site for the storage of containers, and require the restoration of the site from its present derelict state.

December 2016

Industrial scale development proposals for the Black Isle

We have recently become aware of two development proposals and planning applications at the inland end of the Black Isle - one for the installation of 30 shipping containers, to be used as a self-storage facility, at Corntown Steading, and one for the erection of three large warehouse/office buildings with access road behind the Greenhill salt depot up the A835 from Tore.  This proposal implies the prospect of more similar development on the same site, shown on the location plan but not included in the current planning application, and the clear felling of most of the remaining part of Mullans Wood west of the A835.  

Both applications raise concerns about their likely affects on the local environment, particularly through the generation of traffic on unsuitable roads, and arguments for and against the Greenhill 'Business Estate' proposal in particular are complicated by the current derelict condition of the site.

Please see the threads 'Greenhill planning application' and 'Corntown planning application' in the new forum Environment / Planning for more details of these applications, and contribute your opinions about them to the discussion.




Pictures of the Greenhill site by Jim Farquhar



The two faces of forestry - landscape and industry

Julian Paren has taken these pictures before and after clear felling at Bellton Wood near Munlochy.













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