An extremely rich person couple have put nearly £1.5m in designs for a space port in Shetland while contradicting a comparative task close to where they own property.
Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen’s organization Wildland Ltd is making a legitimate move over arranging consent for Space Hub Sutherland in the Highlands.
Another of their organizations has put resources into Shetland Space Center on Unst.
The Shetland site is a previous RAF station while the one in Sutherland is lacking peatland.
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Danish finance manager Mr Povlsen, who is apparently worth £4.5bn on account of his Bestseller garments retail domain, and his better half own large number of sections of land of land in Sutherland, and on different bequests in the Highlands.
Wildland Ltd has raised worries about Space Hub Sutherland’s effect on the Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Special Protection Area, and has looked for a legal audit of Highland Council’s authorization for the satellite dispatch venture.
One more of the Povlsens’ organizations, Wildland Ventures Ltd, has put resources into Shetland Space Center.
US aviation goliath Lockheed Martin has made sure about authorization from the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to push ahead with plans for satellite dispatches from the proposed site in Unst.
Public organization Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is associated with both the Shetland and Sutherland recommendations.
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Tim Kirkwood, of Wildland Ventures Ltd, said the Unst undertaking would at present need to cross a “high natural bar”.
He stated: “We have for some time been strong of the possibility that, whenever grew suitably, the space business can convey extraordinary advantages for Scotland’s rustic economy.
“What is required is the correct advancement in the perfect spot.”
“As a task including an ex-RAF base, a brownfield site, a promising area, and now with sponsorship from HIE, the UKSA and Lockheed Martin, it has become evident that Shetland Space Center is a reasonable speculation prospect to be approached to be associated with.”
Honest Strang, of Shetland Space Center, has invited the help from Wildland Ventures Ltd.