According to our MSP, “the options open to the Minister were to accept an amendment to the application which would be 'a reasonably unusual situation' or to approve or reject it in its entirety” which indicates he is out of the loop.
My feeling is that it will be for approval of a reduced number of turbines, exclusively on Stornoway Trust land, and with some further conditions.
This – of course – would be as a result of the questions and opinions passed to him by the Comhairle in the list of proposed conditions to which we gave our support.
No sign of the ludicrous, illegal, and ill-thought out “time limited Public Inquiry” touted by our MP before the last election; mainly due to the fact it wasn’t possible. Which he was repeatedly told and duly ignored. Never mind, thankfully it is never going to happen, and he will know better now.