SSE to seek court ruling on another Stronelairg matter
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SSE plc (LON:SSE) has been unable to reach an out of court agreement with the John Muir Trust (JMT) in relation to the expenses incurred in the Judicial Review of the consent for its Stronelairg wind project in Scotland.
The UK utility said today it will ask the Court of Session to rule on the matter as the conservation charity is “not willing to agree anything” with SSE.
“We therefore have no option but to allow the independent court process to determine what it believes is reasonable and appropriate,” the company said.
In mid-2014 SSE received planning consent from Scottish ministers to erect 67 turbines at Stronelairg. JMT in 2015 won a judicial review against the project’s approval. Then SSE was successful in its appeal with Scotland's supreme civil court, and work on the wind farm is now underway.