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Vote favours proposed wind farm

Wind farm
Thirty-three turbines have been proposed

A Highland Council planning committee has voted by six to two in favour of a proposed 33-turbine wind farm.

Renewable Energy Systems' (RES) plan for Dunmaglass Estate near Strathnairn has attracted 1,556 letters of objection and 912 in support.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority and John Muir Trust are opposed.

Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey planning applications committee has asked that RES set up a community liaison group.

In a report to the committee, officials recommended that councillors do not object to the wind farm.

It is one of a number of large-scale wind projects planned for the Highlands.

Earlier this week, Carbon Free Developments announced that it wants to erect 55 turbines on Moy Estate, south of Inverness.

If approved, the project would supply electricity to almost 100,000 properties.

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