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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDER TO EXEMPT LAND FROM ACCESS RIGHTS THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL (LIMEKILN FOREST, REAY, CAITHNESS) ORDER 2020

11th August 2020

Photograph of NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDER TO EXEMPT LAND FROM ACCESS RIGHTS  THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL (LIMEKILN FOREST, REAY, CAITHNESS) ORDER 2020

Notice is hereby given under section 11(2) (b) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ("the Act") that Highland Council proposes to make The Highland Council (Limekiln Forest, Reay, Caithness) Order 2020 ("the Order") under section 11(1) of the Act.

The effect of the Order will be to exempt a 7.8km length of forest track at Limekiln Forest, Reay, Caithness (part of Limekiln Forest Core Path CA11.03) from the access rights which would otherwise be exercisable in respect of the land by virtue of Part 1 of the Act. A map of the exempted area (shown delineated in red) can be viewed on site at (GR 297,174 963,248), at Wick Service Point, Caithness House and online at: www.highland.gov.uk/countrysideaccess

The purpose for which the Order is being proposed is in the interests of safety and security to allow the construction of a wind turbine development. It is proposed that the Order will take effect from 0001hrs on 7 December 2020 and shall expire at 2400hrs on 6 December 2022, not including Sundays from the 27 June 2021 to 24 April 2022 inclusive, unless revoked earlier.

Objections or representations in respect of the proposed Order may be made to the Council for its consideration by Friday 4 September 2020. Given current homeworking arrangements, if possible, please submit objections or representations via email to karen.lyons@highland.gov.uk. Alternatively, please address your letter to: Highland Council, FAO K Lyons - Legal Services, Council Offices, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX. If your representation is an objection, please state the grounds on which it is made. As the proposed exemption is for six or more days, the Order will require confirmation by Scottish Ministers before taking effect.

 

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