Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed North
Highland local planning committee's rejection of a proposed
and grading station. On prime croft land at Arabella, Easter Ross.
"Cllr George Farlow and Cllr Alan Torrance deserve
congratulation for seeking to protect good agricultural land.
By implication they ask Crudie Farms to rethink their application."
"The urgent need is to find the potato processing factory a
suitable development site in the area."
"Building on the best crofting land has to stop. Local
residents and the wider public will want to know what The
Highland Council development director and HIE have been doing
to find a suitable site such as at Fearn Airfield."
"Local people want Crudie Farms business to prosper, they are
familiar to the area for over a decade. Highland Council and
HIE must act swiftly to find a less controversial site."