In relation to the engagements referred to in the answer to question S5W-12453, official attendance was as follows:
8 March – Directorate General for Economy
16 March – Directorate General for Economy, Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate, Environment and Forestry Directorate and Local Government and Communities Directorate
24 April – Directorate General for Economy
30 August – Environment and Forestry Directorate
The purpose of the site visit on 8 March was to see Scottish Natural Heritage in operation with developers through the example of a particular case.
The purpose of the meetings on 16 March, 24 April and 30 August was to explain procedures (at the pre-application stage) and to help ensure good communication with and between relevant agencies.
In the course of discussions between officials and stakeholders on a range of matters, some views from those opposed to the proposed development at Coul Links have been expressed. As the proposed development at Coul Links is now a live planning application, there are no plans for further engagement by Scottish Government officials. However the Scottish Government encourages all those with views on the proposed development to make them known to Highland Council.