The story behind what’s going on at Badaguish by Phil Swainson

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Badaguish from Meall a Buachaille ridge showing the huge increase in area covered by the development

 

In response to an editorial about the repeated breaches of planning requirements at Badaguish by Speyside Trust (see here), I had a letter published in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald last week explaining what I think has been going on.    I hope to cover this further in the next few weeks but meantime appended are some more photos illustrating why this matters from an environmental perspective.

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Two of the lodges leased by Highland Council between 2006-15

 

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The new camping pods are in a large area of what was plantation forest which has been felled – as yet there is no agreed lease with Forestry Commission Scotland for the use of this land
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The lack of care is not dissimilar to Natural Retreats up the hill at Cairngorm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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