Highlands & Islands

Date set for visit to site of proposed 83-turbine wind farm

Highland councillors are to visit the site of a proposed wind farm containing 83 turbines on 8 April.

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

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

Councillors had planned to visit the site earlier this month, but the trip was called off because of bad weather.

Following the newly scheduled site visit, the proposal will be debated at the south planning applications committee.

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

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

Scottish ministers will have the final say on the proposals.

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