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Highland Council approves Norbord factory works

Work needed to progress a wood panel manufacturer's plans to upgrade its plant in the Highlands have been approved by Highland councillors.

Toronto-based Norbord lodged proposals to prepare the ground needed for a new manufacturing facility next to its existing plant at Dalcross.

Highland Council's south planning applications committee has approved the plans.

Norbord employs 130 staff at its site on the A96 between Inverness and Nairn.

The company has long term plans for major investment in the plant.

The investment plans have still to be reviewed and approved by Norbord's board of directors.

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