Plans to build a hydroelectric power scheme on the Queen’s Balmoral estate are to come under scrutiny amid concerns they may not fit the aims of a national park. The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), which is responsible for planning in the area, said the proposal raises “issues of significance to the collective aims of the National Park”. It has now called in the application, which was originally submitted to Aberdeenshire Council, and will be the deciding body for the application. Balmoral Estates proposes installing a 2MW hydroelectric scheme on the River Muick, about 7km to the south-west of Ballater.
Scotsman 28th Feb 2018 read more »