Football club 'bewildered and disappointed' by battery farm review

Inverness Caledonian Thistle has said councillors are to reconsider proposals for a battery farm that was previously approved.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle ‘bewildered and disappointed’ by battery farm review SNS Group

A Scottish football club says it is “bewildered and disappointed” after councillors confirmed its plans to build an energy facility are to be reconsidered.

Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle was granted planning permission for a battery farm near Inverness’ Fairways Business Park last week.

The site would store excess energy generated by wind farms and release it back to the Grid, during periods of high demand.

However, the club said it has been informed by Highland Council that councillors are to reconsider the proposals.

In a statement, Caley Thistle said: “The club has been clear as to how critical this planning application is to the future of the club and everything that the club does for our fans and our local community.

“We will therefore challenge this position taken by the council and will robustly stand by our planning application that was only last week legally and properly approved by the council’s south planning committee.”

A Highland Council spokesman said: “The Highland Council has received a competent Notice of Amendment (Planning) in accordance with standing Order 14 in respect of the application.

“The effect of the Notice is that the application will be submitted to the next full Council meeting on 14 March 2024 for re-consideration.”

STV News is now on WhatsApp

Get all the latest news from around the country

Follow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp

Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country

WhatsApp channel QR Code
Posted in