Dalavich Improvement Group Applies to NFLS for hydro scheme

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16 JULY 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16319

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Dalavich Improvement Group (DIG)  has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease 4.5 hectares of land in Dalavich Oakwoods, nr Taynuilt, for a run-of-river hydro scheme

Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that it provides increased public benefits.

The land DIG have applied to lease includes and is adjacent to the River Avich in Dalavich Oakwoods.  DIG wish to develop a run-of-river hydro schemes on this river thereby giving the Dalavich community the opportunity to generate low carbon electricity and income that can be used to support local projects and initiatives.

A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.

Details of the application can be viewed on line at www.forestry.gov.uk/nfls and all comments on the proposals detailed in the application must be submitted by Thursday 14 August.

Responses and comments should be addressed to Malcolm Wield, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy, 'Woodlands', Fodderty Way, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB or to malcolm.wield@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Forestry Commission Scotland has a policy of making these comments publicly available, unless requested to keep comments confidential.

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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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