Highlands & Islands

Highland councillors reject Druim Ba wind farm plans

Plans for 23 turbines at Druim Ba between Kiltarlity and Abriachan have been rejected by Highland councillors.

The turbines would reach to 149.5m (490ft) from the ground to the tip of a blade at its highest point.

Developer Druim Ba Sustainable Energy is proposing creating the wind farm in a forestry plantation.

Druim Ba Say No Action Group has opposed the planning application. The Scottish government has still to consider the project.

A local Highland Council planning committee voted against the plans.

Councillors said the visual impact and the effect on an important tourist area would be unacceptable.

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