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Mohamed Al Fayed challenges Invergordon waste plant

Mohamed Al Fayed
Image caption Mr Al Fayed owns an estate near Invergordon

Former Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed has launched a fresh court challenge to plans for a waste incinerator in Invergordon.

The businessman owns Balnagown Estate near the town in Easter Ross.

Combined Heat and Power (Highlands) Ltd was given planning permission by a Scottish government-appointed planning reporter last year.

The proposed plant - at the Cromarty Firth Industrial Park - had been the subject of lengthy legal wrangles.

Planning permission was given following a public inquiry.

Mr Al Fayed has lodged a challenge to the consent at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

He said there had been a failure to take proper account of the impact of the incinerator on road safety at the Tomich junction, and a failure to properly assess whether an alternative site for the incinerator might be more appropriate.

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