A Pre-examination Meeting (PEM), the precurser to a Public Local Inquiry, will take place at 11am on Thursday 31st August in the Weigh Inn, Thurso.

The PEM allows all interested parties to meet the Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government who will discuss, with the interested parties, the topics to be covered at the Inquiry.

A date for the inquiry will also likely be discussed and may be provisionally set on the day.

All of the documents relating to the Inquiry can be found on the DPEA website here.