Labour MSP Katy Clark believes common sense has prevailed following North Ayrshire Council's dismissal of the solar farm application - but says she believes the saga may not be over yet.

As the News reported on Wednesday, Comsol Energy had submitted the application for the site, which sits at Wee Minnemoer next to the island's highest point, but councillors on the planning committee rejected the proposal.

Ms Clark commented: “I am glad that common sense has prevailed in regards to the solar farm.

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“Hundreds of islanders have objected to the proposal on the basis that this as a tourism hotspot, there would be a huge effect on the wider conservation area and an environmental impact assessment has not been carried out.

"Islanders have not yet had the chance to have their say on the renewable projects they’d like to see as part of the Carbon Neutral Islands project, and such developments must be imposed without community consent.

“It is likely the developer will appeal this decision against the wishes of islanders.

"The Scottish Government should withdraw its support and this project should go back to the drawing board until real engagement with islanders has taken place.”