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Spaceport Planning Application

15th February 2020

Photograph of Spaceport Planning Application

On 14th February 2020 the Highland council place an advert in the Northern times newspaper regarding the Spaceport planning application as follows. -





Construction of vertical launch space port with launch operations

control centre, site integration facility, launch pad complex, antenna

park, access road, fencing, services and associated infrastructure AT

Land 2600M SW Of Dunbuie Talmine tongue

The Council has received an application for planning permission for the above development from Highlands and Islands Enterprise on land 2600M SW of Dunbuie Talmine Tongue. The application is development falling within the above Regulations as Environmental Impact Assessment development and accordingly is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report. The application reference number is 20/00616/FUL.

The application and the accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report are available for public inspection free of charge between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday at-

1. Infrastructure and Environment Service, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

They can also be inspected free of charge at

2. Kyle Centre, Tongue, Lairg, IV27 4XA at the following times: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm

3. Talmine Post Office, Talmine, Lairg, IV27 4YP at the following times: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am to 4.00pm

They can be accessed online at (search using application number 20/00616/FUL).

Printed copies of the complete Environmental Impact Assessment Report can be purchased from Highlands

and Islands Enterprise, Per: J Love, Tollemache House, High Street, Thurso, KW14 8AZ. Tel 01847 805 216 at a cost of £600. USB copies of the Report can be obtained free of charge.

The Non-Technical Summary is also available free of charge.

Any person who wishes to make a representation on the application and the Environmental Impact Assessment

Report can make them online by visiting or by writing to the Acting Head of

Development Management - Highland, ePlanning Centre, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness,

IV3 5NX. The deadline for receipt of comments is 30 days from the date of publication of this notice.

The Council will acknowledge receipt of comments but is unable to respond individually to points or questions

raised. Please note that your comments will be published online. Please quote the application reference number

in your correspondence.

The application will be determined by The Highland Council. Possible decisions relating to the application are:

Approval of the application without conditions;

Approval of the application with conditions;

Refusal of the application.

Malcolm Macleod - Executive Chief Officer - Infrastructure and Environment

See the full application on the Highland council site HERE


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