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Feb 21st, 2016

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Another Week

We had been going to walk up and look at progress at the top today, but it was raining so hard we had to content ourselves with looking at the bottom. There doesn’t seem to have been that much progress, but some more concrete has been poured, presumably to form the floor of the pumphouse. […]

Feb 14th, 2016

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Further Hydro Developments

We (the Inveronich Residents Association) were asked by Hydroplan whether we would have objections to changing the powerhouse design from a wood cladded version to being entirely clad in tin. We all considered that the original design would be more in keeping with the environment and after we informed the developer that we would have […]

Jan 24th, 2016

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Diversion Path open again

The diversion path at the top of the waterfalls has now been repaired and is ‘crossable with care’ – i.e. it is reinstated but is very muddy (not alone in that as there has been a lot of rain recently). Sunday today so I took a look at both top and bottom. At the top, […]

Jan 23rd, 2016

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Lots of new construction and ‘Diversion Path’

Construction is now in full swing, both at the bottom, where there are huge piles of pipes, and at the top. I walked round the ‘diversion path’ yesterday and was passed by at least five vehicles. The road at the top is a sea of mud, and turning on to the path down to join […]

Nov 29th, 2015

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Flow of River

I thought it would be potentially illuminating to take some photos of the Donich Water today for later comparison. This is after a couple of weeks of heavy rain, and the river is pretty high, though by no manner of means in spate. The river right at the top where the hydro inlet is to […]

Oct 13th, 2015

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Rather misleading notice

A notice has appeared on the Forestry Commission board just outside the Arboretum stating that the Donich Circular is closed until Sept 2016. This is in fact incorrect as a) it is open b) a condition of planning permission was that it would only be closed for 3 months – not nearly a year.

Oct 5th, 2015

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Construction started in earnest

Construction of the hydro proper has now begun at the top end. We also received the construction method statement and notice of initiation of construction which I have attached to this post. I had a very quick look at it earlier today and didn’t see anything overtly unreasonable, although the timelines for getting it completed […]

Oct 5th, 2015

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Road construction complete

The road as far as Inveronich has now been completed and looks to be done to a high standard. There was also not much disruption so if this continues it bodes well for the rest of the development. I’ve asked the developer to put up a sign informing people that the road is not for […]

Oct 1st, 2015

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Road construction continuing

The road is continuing to be worked on. Yesterday and today they were putting tarmac down so I am guessing they will be finished this part soon. To clarify – we have been informed by the planning department that the road construction is not an official ‘start’ for the development, so the actual Construction Method […]

Sep 22nd, 2015

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Road re-graded

Work has been carrying on today on the access road between the ‘main’ road to the village and Inveronich. I checked this evening and they have re-graded the road down its entire length (the part they are actually doing that is) but not tarmac’d it yet. I was barely able to hear any construction noise […]