Highland councillors to visit Stronelairg wind site

Highland councillors are to visit the site of a proposed wind farm containing up to 80 turbines before giving their views on the project.

SSE Renewables plans to develop a site near its Glendoe hydro electric scheme.

Highland Council officers have recommended that councillors do not oppose the Stronelairg project, but ask for it to be reduced to 67 turbines.

The John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Council of Scotland have urged councillors to raise an objection.

A public inquiry will be held if Highland Council's south planning committee decides to oppose the scheme.

Scottish ministers will have the final say on the proposals.

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